sforzando

[ sfawrt-sahn-doh; Italian sfawr-tsahn-daw ]
/ sfɔrtˈsɑn doʊ; Italian sfɔrˈtsɑn dɔ /

adjective, adverb Music.

with force; emphatically.

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Also forzando.

Origin of sforzando

1795–1805; < Italian, gerund of sforzare to show strength < Vulgar Latin *exfortiāre; see effort

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British Dictionary definitions for sforzando

sforzando

sforzato (sfɔːˈtsɑːtəʊ)

/ (sfɔːˈtsɑːndəʊ) music /

adjective, adverb

to be played with strong initial attackAbbreviation: sf

noun

a symbol, mark, etc, such as >, written above a note, indicating this

Word Origin for sforzando

C19: from Italian, from sforzare to force, from ex- 1 + forzare, from Vulgar Latin fortiāre (unattested) to force 1
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