What does sforzando mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sforzando(noun)

    an accented chord

  2. sforzando(noun)

    (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack


  1. sforzando(Noun)

    A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played with a strong initial attack

  2. sforzando(Noun)

    A passage having this mark

  3. sforzando(Adverb)

    played in this style

  4. sforzando(Adjective)

    describing a passage having this mark

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sforzando(adj)

    alt. of Sforzato


  1. Sforzando

    Sforzando are a band from Melbourne, Australia who describe themselves as a "8-piece pirate orchestra". Their musical style combines elements of punk, Western European folk music and sea shanties to create "a soundscape for the ocean", and there is notable Irish and Balkan influences on their sound. Current line-up of the band is: ⁕Quincy Hall ⁕Raju Sharma ⁕Scott Jansen ⁕Paul Tierney ⁕Dave O'Reilly ⁕Ben Tarpey ⁕Sharon Ryan ⁕Wez Rowe, Sforzando is a word used in musical notation to indicate that the following note should be played loudly, and the band chose this name to match their loud, frenetic punk rock style.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sforzando

    sfor-tsän′dō, adj. (mus.) forced, with sudden emphasis. Abbrev. sf. and sfz., or marked horizontal sforzando, vertical sforzando.—Also Sforzato (sfor-tsä′tō). [It., pr.p. of sforzare, to force—L. ex, out, Low L. fortia, force.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sforzando in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sforzando in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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