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 for forte
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forte \Forte\ (f[=o]rt), n. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See
     1. The strong point; that in which one excels.
        [1913 Webster]
              The construction of a fable seems by no means the
              forte of our modern poetical writers. --Jeffrey.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of
        half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forte \For"te\ (f[^o]r"t[asl] or f[=o]r"t[asl]), adv. [It.
     forte, a. & adv., fr. L. fortis strong.] (Mus.)
     Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: used as a direction in music; to be played relatively
             loudly [syn: forte, loudly] [ant: piano, softly]
      adj 1: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
             forte passages in the composition" [syn: forte, loud]
             [ant: piano, soft]
      n 1: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his
           forte" [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, metier,
           specialty, speciality, strong point, strength]
           [ant: weak point]
      2: (music) loud [syn: forte, fortissimo]
      3: the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "forte":
     a cappella, abbandono, ability, ableness, accrescendo, adagietto,
     adagio, affettuoso, agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro, aloud,
     amabile, amoroso, andante, andantino, appassionatamente,
     appassionato, aptitude, area, bag, booming, brillante, bump,
     caliber, capability, capacity, capriccioso, competence,
     con affetto, con agilita, con agitazione, con amore, crescendo,
     cup of tea, deafening, decrescendo, diminuendo, dolce, dower,
     dowry, ear-piercing, ear-rending, ear-splitting, earthshaking,
     effectiveness, efficiency, endowment, equipment, faculty, field,
     flair, fortemente, fortissimo, full, genius, gift, in full cry,
     instinct, lamentabile, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, legato,
     leggiero, line, long suit, loud, loud-sounding, loudish, loudly,
     lustily, main interest, makings, manner, marcando, medium, metier,
     morendo, natural endowment, natural gift, noisily, oyster,
     parlando, parts, pealing, pet subject, pianissimo, piano, piercing,
     pizzicato, plangent, potential, power, powers, prestissimo, presto,
     pursuit, qualification, rallentando, resounding, resoundingly,
     ringing, ringingly, ritardando, ritenuto, scherzando, scherzo,
     scherzoso, sonorous, sordo, sotto voce, specialism, speciality,
     specialization, specialty, spiccato, staccato, stentoraphonic,
     stentorian, stentorious, strength, stretto, strong flair,
     strong point, style, talent, talents, technicality, the goods,
     the stuff, thing, thunderous, tonitruant, tonitruous, tremolando,
     tremoloso, trillando, type, uproariously, vocation, way, weakness,
     what it takes, window-rattling

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