grand piano


noun

a piano having the frame supported horizontally on three legs.

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Compare concert grand.

Origin of grand piano

First recorded in 1790–1800

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Examples from the Web for grand piano

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  • 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

noun

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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