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- n. A small piano.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small piano; a pianino.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, a small or miniature upright pianoforte. In France also called a bibi (a minced form of bébé, baby).
A pianette from Damascus enabled us to have a little music.
The girls were free to keep pets; I knew what fetched the customers, and it wasn't my pianette playing.
Just played this broken-down stomach-Steinway and sang, neither very well, and I laid off the pianette not to interrupt him.
Within the last few years we have seen the general introduction of Bord's little pianino, called in England, ungrammatically enough, pianette, in the action of which that maker cleverly introduced the spiral spring.
A pianette, a violin, a litter of music, and back numbers of the 'Art Journal' occupied one corner.
The paint and wall paper had not been renewed for years; nor did the pianette, which stood near the fireplace, seem to have been closed during that time; for the interior was dusty, and the inner end of every key begrimed.
But the "pianette by Woffenkoff" sounded alluring.
Two cabins and saloon; pianette, by Woffenkoff; new copper.
Zara gave me a beautiful room next to her own; she had taken pains to fit it up herself with everything that was in accordance with my particular tastes, such as a choice selection of books; music, including many of the fascinating scores of Schubert and Wagner; writing materials; and a pretty, full-toned pianette.
Before commencing to dress I opened the pianette that stood near my window, and tried very softly to play the melody I had heard in the chapel.
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