[ fawr-tey ]
/ ˈfɔr teɪ /
adverb, adjective Music.
somewhat softer than forte but louder than piano; moderately loud.
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Origin of mezzo forte
1805–15; <Italian: literally, half loud
Words nearby mezzo forte
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Example sentences from the Web for mezzo forte
Infinite shadings are to be heard where before were only piano, forte, and mezzo-forte.Franz Liszt|James Huneker