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forte

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1  —as in:
it is her forte
Definition strengths (strong abilities)
  • cooking is his forte
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Logic is her forte.
  • As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • forte = strength (a personal asset of special worth or utility)
  • I'm not sure about Foxface since direct confrontation isn't her style or her forte.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • forte = strength (strong ability)
  • Charm, not argument, was to be her forte.
    E. M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He's a great shooter, but defense isn't his forte.
  • ...the execution of plots is my forte.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  Twenty Years After
  • Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
    Margaret Halsey
  • Peleovits suggests one of Brown's liberal arts fortes, maybe Political Theory.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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2  —as in:
forte mezzo
Definition a description in music:  to be played relatively loudly
  • the forte passages in the composition
forte = a description in music:  to be played relatively loudly
  • ...the piano forte was already sending forth its sonorous harmony...
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  Imagination and Heart

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