adjective, adverb Music.
Origin of sforzando
Examples from the Web for sforzando
In the second theme, which begins in the 44th measure, note the piquant dissonances coupled with sforzando accents.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
Every note marked long in pianoforte music is therefore essentially a sforzando followed by a rapid diminuendo.Twentieth Century Inventions|George Sutherland
So often as a Sforzando occured, he tore his arms which he had previously crossed upon his breast, with great vehemence asunder.
Again a sforzando chord rang out, again came the jarring response.An American Girl in Munich|Mabel W. Daniels
At the first sforzando he threw out his arms so wide asunder, that he knocked both the lights off the piano upon the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for sforzando
Word Origin for sforzando
Word Origin and History for sforzando
"with sudden energy or impulse," 1801, from Italian sforzando, gerundive of sforza "to force" (see effort).