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upright piano

a piano with an upright rectangular body and with its strings running vertically.
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  • An upright piano, brought from Sacramento, occupied the corner of the parlor.

    Devil's Ford Bret Harte
  • An upright piano should be placed with its back to the room.

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    Maud C. Cooke
  • Then comes the lop-sided corner of the room, where an upright piano is to stand.

  • An upright piano and a music-rack were the most conspicuous.

    The Sheriff's Son

    William MacLeod Raine
  • In the upright piano, the back frame of wood is first made; at the top of this is the pin-block, sometimes called the wrest-plank.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • Thus, in the same instrument, the performer is supposed to get the powers and effect both of an upright piano and a small organ.

  • An upright piano was on the stage, and at one side a flight of three or four steps led down to the hall.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • This instrument was an upright piano, and we have found no mention of an upright of an earlier date.

British Dictionary definitions for upright piano

upright piano

a piano which has a rectangular vertical case Compare grand piano
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