Definition of Piano in English :

Define Piano in English

Piano meaning in English

Meaning of Piano in English

Pronunciation of Piano in English

Piano pronunciation in English

Pronounce Piano in English


see synonyms of piano


1. forte-piano, piano, pianoforte

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

2. pianissimo, piano

(music) low loudness


3. piano, soft

used chiefly as a direction or description in music

Example Sentences:
'the piano passages in the composition'


4. piano, softly

used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

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see synonyms of piano
noun plural -anos
a musical stringed instrument resembling a harp set in a vertical or horizontal frame, played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike the strings and produce audible vibrations
See also grand piano, upright piano
adjective, adverb
(to be performed) softly
. Symbol: p
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see synonyms of piano
adjective, adverb
often used as a musical direction see also forte2
nounWord forms: plural piˈanos
a passage to be performed piano
nounWord forms: plural piˈanos
a large keyboard instrument, each key of which operates a small, felt-covered hammer that strikes and vibrates a corresponding wire or set of wires stretched on a metal frame that is enclosed in a wooden case of various forms

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see synonyms of piano pi·an·os
A musical instrument with a manual keyboard actuating hammers that strike wire strings, producing sounds that may be softened or sustained by means of pedals.
adv. & adj. Abbr. p
In a soft or quiet tone. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. pi·a·nos
A passage to be played softly or quietly.

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