forte vs specialty what difference

what is difference between forte and specialty

English

Etymology 1

Borrowed 1640–50; earlier fort < Middle French; disyllabic pronunciation by association with Italian forte, from Latin fortis (strong). Doublet of fort and fortis.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːteɪ/, /ˈfɔːti/, /fɔːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹteɪ/, /ˈfɔɹti/, /fɔɹt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t

Noun

forte (plural fortes)

  1. A strength or talent.
    He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.
  2. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:forte
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Italian forte (strong).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔː.teɪ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹ.teɪ/

Adjective

forte (comparative fortissimo, superlative fortississimo)

  1. (music) Loud. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, “f.”, to indicate raising the volume of the music. (Abbreviated in musical notation with an f, the Unicode character 1D191.)
    This passage is forte, then there’s a diminuendo to mezzo piano.
Translations

Adverb

forte (comparative fortissimo, superlative fortississimo)

  1. (music) Loudly.
    The musicians played the passage forte.
Related terms
  • fortepiano
  • fortissimo
  • fortississimo
  • mezzo forte
  • pianoforte
Translations

Noun

forte (plural fortes)

  1. A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
    This forte marks the climax of the second movement.
See also
  • piano

References

Anagrams

  • Foret, fetor, frote, ofter

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɒːd̥ə]

Etymology 1

From Old Danish forta, fortæ (space around a horse), see fortov (pavement).

Noun

forte c (singular definite forten, plural indefinite forter)

  1. (historical) open space in a village
  2. (historical) enclosed cattle path
Declension
Further reading
  • “Forte,1” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 2

From Italian forte, from Latin fortis (strong).

Adverb

forte

  1. (music) forte, loudly
    Antonym: piano

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈforte/
  • Hyphenation: for‧te

Adverb

forte

  1. strongly

Related terms

  • forta
  • forto
  • malforta
  • perforto

See also

  • fortika

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

forte

  1. feminine singular of fort

Anagrams

  • foret, forêt

Galician

Etymology 1

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese forte, from Latin fortis, fortem (strong), from Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔɾte̝/

Adjective

forte m or f (plural fortes)

  1. strong

Etymology 2

From praza forte, “strong place”.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔɾte̝/

Noun

forte m (plural fortes)

  1. fortress

References

  • “forte” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI – ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “forte” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez – Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “forte” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI – ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “forte” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin fortis, fortem, from Old Latin forctis, fortis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fòrte, IPA(key): /ˈfɔr.te/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrte

Noun

forte m (plural forti)

  1. fort, fortress
    Synonyms: fortezza, fortilizio, fortino, bicocca, piazzaforte, roccaforte, ridotta
  2. A strength or talent.
    La chimica non è il mio forte

Adjective

forte (plural forti, superlative fortissimo)

  1. strong
  2. (linguistics) stressed

Synonyms

  • robusto

Antonyms

  • debole

Related terms

  • fortemente
  • fortezza
  • fortificare
  • forza

References

  • forte in Dizionario di Italiano online – La Repubblica

Latin

Etymology 1

From the ablative of fors (chance, luck).

Noun

forte

  1. ablative singular of fors

Adverb

forte (not comparable)

  1. by chance, accidentally
  2. once, once upon a time
  3. perhaps, perchance,
  4. as luck would have it
  5. as it (just so) happens/happened
Synonyms
  • (by chance): fortuītō
  • (perhaps): forsit, forsitan, fortasse, fortassis
Related terms

Etymology 2

From fortis.

Adjective

forte

  1. nominative singular neuter of fortis
  2. vocative singular neuter of fortis
  3. accusative singular neuter of fortis

References

  • forte in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • forte in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • forte in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • forte in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.

Norman

Adjective

forte f

  1. feminine singular of fort

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

forte

  1. definite singular of fort
  2. plural of fort

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin fortis, fortem (strong), from Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔɾ.te/

Adjective

forte m or f (plural fortes)

  1. strong; powerful (capable of producing great physical force)
  2. (of wind, water, etc.) strong; fast moving etc.
  3. (of a disease or symptom) strong; severe

Related terms

  • fortaleza
  • fortemente

Descendants

  • Fala: forti
  • Galician: forte
  • Portuguese: forte

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese forte, from Latin fortis, fortem (strong), from Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɾ.tɨ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfɔʁ.t͡ʃi/, [ˈfɔχ.t͡ʃɪ]
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfɔh.tɪ/, /fɔhtʲ/, /fɔʈʲ/

Noun

forte m (plural fortes)

  1. strength (pronounced quality), strong suit
  2. fortress

Adjective

forte m or f (plural fortes, comparable)

  1. capable of producing great force; strong; forceful
  2. capable of withstanding great force; strong; durable
  3. highly stimulating to the senses; intense; extreme; strong
  4. (euphemistic) fat

Inflection

Related terms

  • força


English

Alternative forms

  • speciality (British / Commonwealth spelling)

Etymology

From Old French specialte, especialte, from Latin specialitas.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈspɛʃəlti/

Noun

specialty (plural specialties) (American spelling)

  1. That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
    They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.
    • 1858, Charles Kingsley, “My Winter-Garden,” Fraser’s Magazine, Volume 57, p. 410,[1]
      Even men of boundless knowledge, like Humboldt, must have had once their speciality, their pet subject, or they would have, strictly speaking, no knowledge at all.
  2. (obsolete) Particularity.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act I, Scene 3,[2]
      The specialty of rule hath been neglected:
      And, look, how many Grecian tents do stand
      Hollow upon this plain, so many hollow factions.
  3. A particular or peculiar case.
  4. An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
  5. (law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton (Law Dict.) to this entry?)
    • c. 1593,, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act I, Scene 1, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, London, 1623, p. 215,[3]
      Let specialties be therefore drawne betweene vs,
      That couenants may be kept on either hand.
    • 1812, Joseph Chitty, A Treatise on Pleading, with a Collection of Practical Precedents, and Notes Thereon, 2nd American edition, edited by Thomas Day, New York, Volume 2, section 456, note c,[4]
      [] in a plea to an action of debt on specialty, it is still necessary to show that the debt on which the judgment was recovered was a specialty, or to aver that the judgment was recovered before the defendant had notice of the plaintiff’s demand.

Related terms

  • specialist
  • subspecialty
  • subspecialist

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