1. [ noun ] an asset of special worth or utility
Synonyms: strength specialty strong_point speciality metier strong_suit long_suit

"cooking is his forte"

Related terms: weak_point asset asset green_thumb
2. [ noun ] (music) with great loudness
Synonyms: fortissimo
Related terms: volume music
3. [ adjective ] (music) used chiefly as a direction or description in music
Synonyms: loud

"the forte passages in the composition"

Related terms: piano fortissimo fortemente
4. [ adverb ] (music) used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
Synonyms: loudly
Related terms: piano
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2864
6. [ noun ] (arms) the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
Related terms: part sword
Similar spelling:   Fort