a musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings.
Other definitions for piano (2 of 2)
softly. Abbreviation: p, p.
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How to use piano in a sentence
When cords snapped and the piano fell, those same keys could still be played, but they were now out of tune.‘Little Nightmares II’ made me dread every moment. And I loved it. | Elise Favis | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Rogers gave piano lessons to beginners as well as to more experienced musicians.Joanne Rogers, memory-keeper of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ dies at 92 | Emily Langer | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
He described himself as “making revolution all over the place, falling in and out of love all the time, drinking and playing bridge” until he settled into serious study of the piano.Fou Ts’ong, Chinese pianist who bridged East and West, dies at 86 of covid-19 | Emily Langer | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
In October, New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner tweeted about a McDonald’s commercial that’s been lodged in her brain since childhood, this one featuring a girl at a music recital who’s thinking about McDonald’s instead of the piano.The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free | MM Carrigan | December 18, 2020 | Eater
They’re also saving $1,500 a month on child care and several hundred dollars a month on piano lessons and taekwondo classes for their older children.A time to splurge or a time to scrape by: Holidays expose widening disparity among U.S. families | Abha Bhattarai | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
I sat down at the living room piano and started playing this.
On piano was legendary session man Billy Preston, who co-wrote and recorded the original version one year before Cocker's.
Seth, Joe, and [Anthony] Mackie reenacting the scene from BIG on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with KANYE WEST.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Destiny’s Child and Kanye West Movies, and Spidey Cameo in Capt. 3 | William Boot | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A department store piano melody plays in the background while he admires everything he can see.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians) | Brandy Zadrozny | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When you left the piano for the Fender Rhodes and various synthesizers and came back to it, did it affect the way you play piano?
He really seems to care almost nothing for his piano-playing or for his piano compositions.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
A splendid grand piano stands in one window (he receives a new one every year).Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
At an early hour in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.
The very first chords which Mademoiselle Reisz struck upon the piano sent a keen tremor down Mrs. Pontellier's spinal column.
She sat perfectly still before the piano, not touching the keys, while Robert carried her message to Edna at the window.
British Dictionary definitions for piano (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for piano (2 of 3)
music (to be performed) softly: Symbol: p
British Dictionary definitions for Piano (3 of 3)
Renzo. born 1937, Italian architect; buildings include the Pompidou Centre, Paris (1977; with Richard Rogers), the Potsdamer Platz redevelopment, Berlin (1998), and The Shard, London (2012)
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Cultural definitions for piano
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