/fawrt, fohrt/ or, for 1, /fawr"tay/, n.
1. a strong point, as of a person; that in which one excels: I don't know what her forte is, but it's not music.
2. the stronger part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt (opposed to foible).
[1640-50; earlier fort < MF (see FORT); disyllabic pron. by assoc. with FORTE2]
Syn. 1. talent, skill, excellence, strength, specialty; knack, bent.
Pronunciation. In the sense of a person's strong point (He draws well, but sculpture is his forte), the older and historical pronunciation of FORTE is the one-syllable /fawrt/ or /fohrt/. The word is derived from the French word fort "strong". A two-syllable pronunciation /fawr"tay/ is increasingly heard, especially from younger educated speakers, perhaps owing to confusion with the musical term forte, pronounced in English as /fawr"tay/ and in Italian as /fawrdd"te/. Both the one- and two-syllable pronunciations of FORTE are now considered standard.
/fawr"tay/; It. /fawrdd"te/, Music.
1. (a direction) loud; with force (opposed to piano).
2. (a direction) loudly.
3. a passage that is loud and forcible, or is intended to be so.
[1715-25; < It < L fortis strong]

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