from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In England, a small or miniature upright pianoforte. In France also called a bibi (a minced form of bébé, baby).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A small piano; a pianino.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small piano.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

piano +‎ -ette


  • A pianette from Damascus enabled us to have a little music.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • The girls were free to keep pets; I knew what fetched the customers, and it wasn't my pianette playing.

    Time Enough For Love

  • Just played this broken-down stomach-Steinway and sang, neither very well, and I laid off the pianette not to interrupt him.

    Time Enough For Love

  • 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • A pianette, a violin, a litter of music, and back numbers of the 'Art Journal' occupied one corner.

    The Great Amulet

  • 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.

    The Irrational Knot Being the Second Novel of His Nonage

  • A pianette from Damascus enabled us to have a little music.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • But the "pianette by Woffenkoff" sounded alluring.

    Three Men on the Bummel

  • Two cabins and saloon; pianette, by Woffenkoff; new copper.

    Three Men on the Bummel

  • 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.

    A Romance of Two Worlds


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