The only valuable article was a pianoforte, for which a regular packing-box lay invitingly ready outside.
How you would enjoy playing it on the pianoforte if you only knew how!
I am now completely absorbed in the composition of a pianoforte concerto.
But did you know that he's written some charming little pieces for pianoforte?
I get up at 8.30, and when I do not go to the school I stay indoors and play the pianoforte.
This has been called the best funeral march ever written for the pianoforte.
Fantasia Concerto, in two movements, for pianoforte, with orchestral accompaniment.
I cannot bear a voice that has no more life in it than a pianoforte or bugle-horn.
Novel-reading, jingling at a pianoforte—merely other names for idleness—these are the parents of such follies.
Again we are indebted to Italy for the invention and name of the pianoforte.
1767, from Italian, from piano e forte "soft and loud," in full, gravicembalo col piano e forte "harpsichord with soft and loud" (c.1710), said to have been so named by inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua because the ability via dampers to vary the tone is one of the main changes from the harpsichord. Italian piano (adj.) ultimately is from Latin planus "flat, smooth, even," later "soft" (see plane (n.1)).
The full name of the piano, the common musical instrument with a board of black and white keys, eighty-eight in all. The keys operate hammers that strike wires. Pianoforte is Italian for “soft-loud”; it received this name because its level of loudness depends on how hard the player strikes the keys.