forte-piano

[fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw]
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adjective, adverb Music.

loud and immediately soft.

Origin of forte-piano

First recorded in 1760–70
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forte-piano

adjective, adverb

loud and then immediately softSymbol: fp

noun

a note played in this way
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