piano nobile

[ pyah-naw naw-bee-le ]
/ ˈpyɑ nɔ ˈnɔ bi lɛ /

noun, plural pia·ni no·bi·li [pyah-nee naw-bee-lee] /ˈpyɑ ni ˈnɔ bi li/. Italian.

the principal story of a large building, as of a palace or villa.

Nearby words

  1. piano,
  2. piano accordion,
  3. piano bar,
  4. piano duet,
  5. piano hinge,
  6. piano player,
  7. piano quartet,
  8. piano quintet,
  9. piano reduction,
  10. piano roll

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British Dictionary definitions for piano nobile

piano nobile

/ (ˈpjɑːnəʊ ˈnəʊbɪlɪ) /

noun

architect the main floor of a large house, containing the reception rooms: usually of lofty proportions

Word Origin for piano nobile

Italian: great floor

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