Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[pee-uh-niz-uh m, pee-an-iz-, pyan-] /ˈpi əˌnɪz əm, piˈæn ɪz-, ˈpyæn-/
the artistry and technique of a pianist.
performance by a pianist:
an evening of first-rate pianism.
Origin of pianism
First recorded in 1835-45; pian(o)1 + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pianism
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Bauer played Liszt's Dance of Death in this country, creating thereby a reputation for brilliant "pianism."

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • Henceforward the art of pianism stood on an entirely different level.

    Theodor Leschetizky Annette Hullah
  • MacDowell's French training showed in his "pianism" in the velocity, clarity, and pearly quality of his scales and trills.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • This rare combination of the virtuoso and the poet places Joseffy outside the pale of popular "pianism."

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for pianism


technique, skill, or artistry in playing the piano
Derived Forms
pianistic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pianism

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pianism

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pianism