- fortified pa,
- fortified wine,
- fortin barometer,
Origin of fortissimo
Examples from the Web for fortissimo
His characterization is strong, his style is redolent of bravura and his general atmosphere is fortissimo.
Her defiant speech was like the fortissimo from a full orchestra.Painted Veils|James Huneker
Gutmann said that Chopin played generally very quietly, and rarely, indeed hardly ever, fortissimo.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
The impression that the surprising presence of the ocean greyhound made upon Frederick was in a fortissimo scale.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
We hear a variant of the Fate theme, which reaches a climax in a fortissimo outburst of the full orchestra.Debussy's Pellas et Mlisande|Lawrence Gilman
Word Origin for fortissimo
1724, from Italian fortissimo, superlative of forte "loud, strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
A musical direction meaning “to be performed very loudly”; the opposite of pianissimo.