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pianoforte see piano1. [2 definitions]
piaster the smaller monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, and Syria. (Cf. pound.) [2 definitions]
piazza a public square, usu. the main or only square, esp. in an Italian town or city. [2 definitions]
pibroch a composition for the bagpipe that consists of a dirgelike or martial theme with variations.
pica1 a printing type measuring about one sixth of an inch, or an equivalent linear measurement used to determine the dimensions of printed lines, illustrations, or the like. [2 definitions]
pica2 an abnormal craving for unnatural foods such clay or dirt.
picador the mounted lancer in a bullfight.
picaresque of, relating to, or like an episodic adventure story, of a type originating in Spain, about a rogue and his escapades. [2 definitions]
picaro a roguish adventure-seeker, esp. such a character in literary works.
picayune having little value or significance; small; paltry. [4 definitions]
piccalilli a relish of East Indian origin, made of chopped vegetables such as green peppers, onions, and green tomatoes, mixed with mustard, vinegar, and hot spices.
piccolo a small flute with a pitch that is an octave higher than that of the standard flute.
pice see paisa.
piciform of or similar to birds, such as woodpeckers, that have two front and two back toes for grasping vertical surfaces.
pick1 to choose or select from a group. [14 definitions]
pick2 a sharp, pointed tool used for digging, breaking, or chipping rock, soil, or the like.
pickaback variant of piggyback.
pickax a pick that has one flattened, chisel-shaped end. [2 definitions]
picked carefully or specially chosen. [2 definitions]
picker a person or thing that picks.
pickerel any of a number of North American pike, often caught for food or sport.