how to pronounce forte


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the above transcription of forte is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

forte is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of forte in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… beauty their forte was making excellent …”

meanings of forte


  1. A strength or talent.
  2. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
  3. A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.


  1. Loud. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, "f.", to indicate raising the volume of the music. (Abbreviated in musical notation with an f, the Unicode character 1D191.).


  1. Loudly.


  1. A surname​.

forte frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word forte occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics forte can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that forte can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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