Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piano.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A musical instrument of the percussive group, the tones being produced by blows of hammers upon stretched strings, and the hammers being operated from a keyboard. ,

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

  • noun music A lesser used term for the piano (the musical instrument).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, from (gravecembalo col) piano (e) forte, (harpsichord with) soft (and) loud : piano, soft; see piano + forte, loud; see forte.]

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Italian piano, soft, quiet + forte, loud, strong; the instrument can be played both softly and loudly

Examples

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  • Because piano just isn't long enough.

    March 27, 2009