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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Music Moderately loud. Used chiefly as a direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Louder than mezzo piano, but softer than forte.
  • adv. Louder then mezzo piano, but softer than forte.

Etymologies

Italian : mezzo, half + forte, loud.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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