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forte piano Syllabification: for·te pi·an·o
Pronunciation: /ˌfôrtā pēˈanō/ /pēˈänō/

Definition of forte piano in English:

adverb& adjective

Music
(Especially as a direction) loud and then immediately soft.

Origin

Italian.

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