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sforzando

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Noun, Adjective, Adverb
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sfor=zan=do

CIDE DICTIONARY

sforzandoa. [It. sforzando, p. pr., and sforzato, p. p. of sforzare to force.].
     Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or 1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sforzando, adj., adv., & n. (also sforzato)
--adj. & adv. Mus. with sudden emphasis.
--n. (pl. -os or sforzandi)
1 a note or group of notes especially emphasized.
2 an increase in emphasis and loudness.

Etymology
It., verbal noun and past part. of sforzare use force

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