1. fortissimo

adverb. a direction in music; to be played very loudly.


  • achromatic color

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2. fortissimo

adjective. chiefly a direction or description in music.


  • forte


  • liability
  • weak point

3. fortissimo

noun. (music) loud.


  • intensity
  • loudness
  • volume


  • soft
  • loud
  • tastefulness
  • inaudible

Example sentences of the word fortissimo

1. Verb, base form
The piece slowly progresses from pianissimo at the beginning to fortissimo at the end.

2. Adjective
Save the big orchestral excerpts and fortissimo playing for the times when you know you can let loose, or talk to your neighbors and get “permission” to work on these when you really need to.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Fanfares are nearly always played fortissimo, or loud.