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piano1

pi·an·o1

piano1

 
 
pronunciation:
pi ae no
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pianos
definition: a large keyboard instrument with wire strings that are struck by small hammers attached to the ends of the keys.
 
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Piano is a shortened form of the word pianoforte, an Italian word that means "soft and loud." The full name of the piano refers to its difference from earlier keyboard instruments, such as the harpsichord.
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