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rinforzando

[ Italian reen-fawr-tsahn-daw ]
/ Italian ˌrin fɔrˈtsɑn dɔ /
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adjective, adverb
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Origin of rinforzando

1795–1805; <Italian: reinforcing (gerund of rinforzare, equivalent to ri-re- + inforzare to enforce)
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How to use rinforzando in a sentence

  • 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

rinforzando
/ (ˌriːnfɔːˈtsændəʊ) /

adjective, adverb
a less common term for sforzando

Word Origin for rinforzando

Italian, literally: reinforcing
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