Definition of fortis in English:

fortis

Syllabification: for·tis
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrtis
 
/

adjective

Phonetics
  • (Of a consonant, in particular a voiceless consonant) strongly articulated, especially more so than another consonant articulated in the same place. The opposite of lenis.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin, literally 'strong'.

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