[Italian reen-fawr-tsahn-daw]

Origin of rinforzando

1795–1805; < Italian: reinforcing (gerund of rinforzare, equivalent to ri- re- + inforzare to enforce)
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Examples from the Web for rinforzando

Historical Examples of rinforzando

  • This was the piano of the scandal; the rinforzando would break forth as soon as the first course had been removed.

    An Old Maid

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for rinforzando


adjective, adverb
  1. a less common term for sforzando

Word Origin for rinforzando

Italian, literally: reinforcing
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