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pianistic

[pee-uh-nis-tik] /ˌpi əˈnɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to, characteristic of, or adaptable for the piano.
Origin of pianistic
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; pianist + -ic
Related forms
pianistically, adverb
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  • It is not pianistic in instrumentation, and will appeal to violinists.

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

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • We should revere him for the great service he has done the pianistic world.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
  • It is possible that for the times in which they were composed, the sonatas of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were most pianistic.

  • 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
  • All his early realistic and revolutionary ideas found vent in his pianistic achievements.

    For Every Music Lover Aubertine Woodward Moore
  • All of his compositions are pianistic and he does not condescend to pander to a trifling public taste.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing

    James Francis Cooke
  • 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
  • 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
  • While the songs repay study, they are rather marked by a pianistic meditation than a strictly lyric emotion.

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