sforzando has definitions from the field of music
[ noun ] (music) an accented chord

Used in print

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Eyes swerved in the patronne 's head , Alex coughed loudly , and the doctor , with a sforzando of chicken noises floating behind him , took to the stairs in long_shanked leaps .

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[ noun ] (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack

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