The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
The half of the blade nearest to the hilt; the strongest area of the blade.
the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
The stronger and more rigid portion of a fencing blade nearest the bell guard
Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
Dynamic marking indicating that a particular portion of the score is to be played louder than the rest; usually represented by a fancy, lower-case "f" ( image). Found in: Molasses(liner notes only), Pyramid Song.
or â€“ "loudly" â€“ Indicates that a section should be played loudly. The related term fortissimo, ff, directs the musician is to play very loudly. See dynamics.