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Meaning of PIANO

Pronunciation:  pee'ânow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
  2. [n]  (music) low loudness
  3. [adv]  used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
  4. [adj]  used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"

PIANO is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: forte-piano, pianissimo, pianissimo, pianissimo assai, pianoforte, soft, softly
 Antonyms: forte, forte, loud, loudly
 See Also: clavier, fallboard, fingerboard, grand, grand piano, keyboard, loud pedal, mechanical piano, percussion instrument, percussive instrument, piano keyboard, Pianola, player piano, soft pedal, softness, soundboard, sounding board, stringed instrument, sustaining pedal, upright, upright piano



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pi*a"no\, a. & adv. [It., even, smooth, soft, fr. L.
    planus even, level.] (Mus.)
    Soft; -- a direction to the performer to execute a certain
    passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev.
  2. \Pi*an"o\, Pianoforte \Pi*an"o*for`te\, n. [It. piano soft
    (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte
    strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.)
    A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the
    harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated
    length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by
    {Dumb piano}. See {Digitorium}.
    {Grand piano}. See under {Grand}.
    {Square piano}, one with a horizontal frame and an oblong
    {Upright piano}, one with an upright frame and vertical
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are playing a piano indicates your quest for harmony in your life. Consider where the piano is placed as a clue as to what aspect of you life needs accordance. Dreaming that you hear the sound of a piano, suggests harmony in your life. You are pleased with the way you life is going. Dreaming that the piano needs to be tuned indicates some aspect of your life is in discord. You need to pay more attention to some situation. You may also need to repair or devote some more time toward a relationship, family duties, project, or other situation.
Thesaurus Terms
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