Forte vs Flair - What's the difference?

forte | flair |


As an adjective forte

is strong.

As a noun flair is

(distinctive style or elegance).

forte

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A strength or talent.
  • He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte .
  • The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
  • Usage notes
    Traditionally, , a two-syllable pronunciation also came into common use. Both pronunciations are now standard.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

  • (music) Loud. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, "f.", to indicate raising the volume of the music. (Abbreviated in musical notation with an f, the Unicode character 1D191.)
  • This passage is forte , then there's a diminuendo to mezzo piano.

    Adverb

  • (music) Loudly.
  • The musicians played the passage forte .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
  • This forte marks the climax of the second movement.
    See also
    * piano

    References

    flair

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A natural or innate talent or aptitude; a knack.
  • Distinctive style or elegance; panache or elan.
  • Synonyms

    * (natural or innate talent) gift, knack, talent * (distinctive style or elegance) elan, elegance, grace, panache, style

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