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square piano

a piano with a rectangular, horizontal body. Unabridged
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  • The clavichord was always built in oblong shape, like our square piano.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • A very common occurrence in the square piano is a broken jack-spring.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • Leads in the keys and the dampers of the square piano get loose and rattle.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • "He is very like the square piano I practise on," said Aurora.

    Whosoever Shall Offend

    F. Marion Crawford
  • Then she seated herself at the old, square piano, and began to sing snatches of gay songs.

    Patty's Social Season

    Carolyn Wells
  • The soft pedal in the square piano simply interposes a piece of felt between each hammer and its corresponding string or strings.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • This is one of the reasons why the square piano does not, as a rule, admit of as fine tuning as the upright.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • The best London square piano, in plain case, is sixty guineas,—almost exactly half the American price.

  • As far as I can learn, a piccolo, a cabinet, and a square piano were thus made overstrung.

  • Another performer was Mrs. Namby, who entertained Mr. Pickwick with solos on a square piano while breakfast was being prepared.

    Charles Dickens and Music James T. Lightwood
British Dictionary definitions for square piano

square piano

(music) an obsolete form of piano, horizontally strung and with an oblong frame
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