fortissimo fortissimo


  1. (n) (music) loud
  2. (adj) chiefly a direction or description in music
  3. (adv) a direction in music; to be played very loudly



  1. Come snobs, I play too pianissimo, too fortissimo, my hair, I am too fat, my dress.
  2. Other young actors, to keep viewers on their side, would strike the sympathy key fortissimo.
  3. They zapped the poor, wan, white pop tunes of the day with a jolt of sex, anguish and fortissimo pianistry.


  • Fortissimo 2013 on Parliament Hill

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 2, 2013) - From August 8 to 10, 2013, at 7 p.m. on Parliament Hill, the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard will host the 17th annual Fortissimo celebration.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Marketwire


  1. "I am thrilled that Fortissimo has come on board," Leonsis said in a statement today. "I have been very impressed with how well [Fortissimo] presented several great documentaries which they acquired at Sundance."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Ted Leonsis Source: Washington Post

  2. Theremin, Downes wrote, "moved his hands and fingers in mystic passes in the air, and a tone like a purified and magnified saxophone soared through the atmosphere and through the very loudest fortissimo."
    on Aug 10, 2005 By: Olin Downes Source: New York Times

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