[pee-an, -ahn, pyahn]
Origin of pian
1795–1805; < French pians, said to be < Tupi
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Examples from the Web for pian
Pian′o-school, a school where piano music is taught; Pian′o-stool, a stool on which the player sits at the piano.
In October, 1515, we again find him at Pian di Mugnone; no doubt the summer heats had induced a return of his fever.Fra Bartolommeo and Andrea D'Agnolo
“Pian piano—not so fast,” said Nello, sticking his thumbs into his belt and nodding to Sandro to restore order.Romola
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