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[pee-uh-nis-tik] /ˌpi əˈnɪs tɪk/
relating to, characteristic of, or adaptable for the piano.
Origin of pianistic
First recorded in 1880-85; pianist + -ic
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pianistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My whole life experience makes me incapable of perceiving what the normal methods of pianistic study should be.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • It is not pianistic in instrumentation, and will appeal to violinists.

  • Pinton called after him, and then went unsteadily homeward, full of generous resolves and pianistic ambitions.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • At one period we have a long string of pianistic infant prodigies.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • All the Preludes, for their poetic import, finished style and pianistic effect, are masterpieces of the first rank.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • We should revere him for the great service he has done the pianistic world.

    Piano Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Many sincere and ambitious students make the great mistake of confounding these two very essential factors of pianistic success.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • It is possible that for the times in which they were composed, the sonatas of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were most pianistic.

  • If we compare Liszt's pianistic offspring with Chopin's, the difference is indeed striking.

  • At the present stage of pianistic development, an artist does not venture to come before the public and "use his notes."

    Piano Mastery Harriette Brower

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