Associations to the word «Piano»


PIANO, noun. (musical instruments) A keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings.
PIANO, adjective. (music) Soft, quiet.
PIANO, adjective. In extended use; quiet, subdued.
PIANO, adverb. (music) Softly, as a musical direction (abbreviated to p. in sheet music). [from 17th c.]
PIANO ACCORDION, noun. An accordion with a keyboard similar to that of a piano.
PIANO ACCORDIONS, noun. Plural of piano accordion
PIANO BAR, noun. A drinking establishment featuring, as an enticement to customers, a musician playing a piano or similar keyboard-based instrument.
PIANO BARS, noun. Plural of piano bar
PIANO BENCH, noun. A rectangular wooden bench used while playing the piano.
PIANO KEY, noun. Any of the black or white keys on the keyboard of a piano
PIANO KEYS, noun. Plural of piano key
PIANO KEYS, noun. (aviation) (slang) The large white striped section at the ends of a runway, used as a landing aiming point and as a distance indicator.
PIANO NOBILE, noun. (architecture) The floor of a building where the principle bedrooms and main reception rooms are found. Very often on the first or second floor in older buildings.
PIANO PLAYER, noun. One who uses a piano to make music; a pianist.
PIANO PLAYERS, noun. Plural of piano player
PIANO ROLL, noun. A perforated roll of paper containing encoded music to be played by a pianola or player piano.
PIANO STOOL, noun. A round wooden stool used by piano players. It is less stable than the rectangular piano bench. The height can be adjusted by simply spinning the seat clockwise or counterclockwise, respectively.

Dictionary definition

PIANO, noun. A keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds.
PIANO, noun. (music) low loudness.
PIANO, adverb. Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly.
PIANO, adjective. Used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition".

Wise words

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