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Steinway

[stahyn-wey] /ˈstaɪnˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Henry Engelhard
[eng-guh l-hahrd,, -hahrt] /ˈɛŋ gəlˌhɑrd,, -ˌhɑrt/ (Show IPA),
(Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg) 1797–1871, U.S. piano manufacturer, born in Germany.
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  • That Steinway grand the professor's got, did he hire it or buy it?

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • Val never regarded it as a good sign when he grappled with the Steinway.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • She took a bow, untethered herself from the Steinway, and headed for the hatch.

  • It was a new Steinway Grand, just set up, and I played for my life.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • Here stood two Steinway grand pianos, tail to tail, their dark polished cases shining soberly in the pale light of November.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • Many years later, when they wanted him to read to them in Steinway Hall, he gladly gave his services without charge.

  • A Steinway grand-piano was prominent in the chamber, and before the ebony instrument stood a mechanical pianoforte-player.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for Steinway

Steinway

/ˈstɑɪnweɪ/
noun
1.
Henry (Engelhard), original name Heinrich Engelhardt Steinweg. 1797–1871, US piano maker, born in Germany
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Word Origin and History for Steinway
n.

make of pianos, from Henry Englehard Steinway (1797-1871), celebrated German piano-builder who founded the firm in New York in 1853.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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