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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: fort (influenced by FORTE1); FORT

forte

1 noun
     
for‧te1
1

be somebody's forte

to be something that you do well or are skilled at:
He found that running long distances was not his forte.
As a writer, her forte is comedy.
2 [countable]APM a note or line of music played or sung loudly
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