grand piano


a piano having the frame supported horizontally on three legs.

Compare concert grand.

Origin of grand piano

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grand piano

Historical Examples of grand piano

  • It was true, the permission had been that she was to play on the grand-piano when it was left open.


    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • It is the grand-piano constitution and the one-finger administration.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • The painting—or rather wash-drawing in black-and-white—hung over the grand-piano in the light of the west windows.

British Dictionary definitions for grand piano

grand piano


a form of piano in which the strings are arranged horizontally. Grand pianos exist in three sizesCompare baby grand, boudoir grand, concert grand, upright piano
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