1795–1805; < Italian: reinforcing (gerund of rinforzare, equivalent to ri- re- + inforzare to enforce) (Source: dictionary.com)
Late 18th century. From Italian rinforzando, gerund of rinforzare to strengthen from ri- + in- + forza. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Rinforzando
- a less common term for sforzando
- A sudden stress or brief crescendo made over the space of a short phrase; (sometimes also) a sudden increase in volume; a direction to make this. Frequently abbreviated rf, rfz.
adjective (or adverb)
- : played with a sudden increase of force —used as a direction in music usually for special emphasis of a note, chord, or short phrase —abbreviation rf or rfz — compare sforzando
Example sentences for Rinforzando
- This was the piano of the scandal; the rinforzando would break forth as soon as the first course had been removed.
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