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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One's strong point: that in which one excels

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: One's strong point: that in which one excels . Used as an adverb, listen here, it means: Played or sung loudly.

Usage examples (34)
  • I'm bad at Math; my forte is History.
  • The forte passages in the composition
  • Cooking is his forte
  • Nowadays, my reviewers say that my forte is humour. for more
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  • The professor's "forte" (what one does best) is lecturing about the single battle that was "fought" (past tense of fight) at the "fort" (a stronghold, a fortress) that was "forty" (40) miles from the college.
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