HyperDic: forte-piano

English > 1 sense of the word forte-piano:
NOUNartifactforte-piano, piano, pianofortea keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
English > forte-piano: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds.
Synonymspiano, pianoforte
Partsfallboard, fall-boardThe hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
keyboarddevice consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
piano actionaction consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed
piano keyboard, fingerboard, clavierA bank of keys on a musical instrument
soft pedalA pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
sounding board, soundboard(music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
sustaining pedal, loud pedalA pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating
Narrowergrand piano, grandA piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame
mechanical piano, Pianola, player pianoA mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
upright, upright pianoA piano with a vertical sounding board
Broaderkeyboard instrumentA musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
percussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Spanishforte-piano, pianoforte, piano
Catalanpianoforte, piano

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