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forzando

[ fawrt-sahn-doh; Italian fawr-tsahn-daw ]
/ fɔrtˈsɑn doʊ; Italian fɔrˈtsɑn dɔ /
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adjective, adverb Music.
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Origin of forzando

First recorded in 1820–30
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How to use forzando in a sentence

  • The terms sforzando, forzando, sforzato and forzato all indicate a strong accent on a single tone or chord.

British Dictionary definitions for forzando

forzando
/ (fɔːˈtsændəʊ) /

adjective, adverb, noun
another word for sforzando
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