Definition of mezzo forte in English:

mezzo forte

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adverb & adjective

  • (Especially as a direction) moderately loud.
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    • Forty sting players - each playing pianissimo - will collectively sound nearly mezzo forte.
    • Although singing most of the time only mezzo forte, his pronunciation is good, his coloraturas flow weightlessly and his piano is clear and sure.
    • The feathery pianissimo lightness in the upper strings against the mezzo forte melody lower down is perfectly weighted.


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  • A moderately high volume.
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    • In Mahler there are unison passages between clarinets and violas in which the clarinets are marked mezzo forte crescendo to fortissimo and the violas are marked fortissimo diminuendo to mezzo forte - all on the same note.
    • Fortissimo is louder than forte and mezzo forte, but don't bang; it'll… destroy the music completely.
    • In their place are grating, electronic arrangements that never get below a mezzo forte.

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