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pi·an·o1

piano1

 
 
pronunciation:
pi ae no
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pianos
definition: a musical instrument with a keyboard and many wire strings. A piano is played by pressing keys that cause small hammers to strike the strings.
My sister sings, and I accompany her on the piano.
 
Word History
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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