Definition:Fortissimo Space/Linguistic Note
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Linguistic Note on Fortissimo Space
The name Fortissimo space is a pun on Fort space.
The musical term forte means to be played loudly.
The term fortissimo is a musical term meaning to be played very loudly.
So in a sense the term Fortissimo space can be thought of as being:
- like a Fort space, but more so.
As the term ultimately derives from a proper noun, that is the surname of Marion Kirkland Fort, Jr, the word Fortissimo when used in this context is capitalised.