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[fawrt-sahn-doh; Italian fawr-tsahn-daw]
adjective, adverb Music.
  1. sforzando.
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Origin of forzando

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for forzando

Historical Examples

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

    Music Notation and Terminology

    Karl W. Gehrkens

British Dictionary definitions for forzando


adjective, adverb, noun
  1. another word for sforzando
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