HyperDic: piano

English > 4 senses of the word piano:
NOUNartifactpiano, pianoforte, forte-pianoa keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
attributepiano, pianissimo(music) low loudness
ADJECTIVEallpiano, softused chiefly as a direction or description in music
ADVERBallpiano, softlyused as a direction in music
piano > pronunciation
Soundspiyae'nah; piyae'now
RhymesAltoona ... zona: 128 rhymes with nah...
albino ... Zeno: 63 rhymes with now...
English > piano: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed chiefly as a direction or description in music.
Example"the piano passages in the composition"
Synonymsoft
Narrowerpianissimochiefly a direction or description in music
pianissimo assaichiefly a direction or description in music
Oppositeforte, loudUsed chiefly as a direction or description in music
Spanishpiano, suave
Adverbspianoused as a direction in music
English > piano: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds.
Synonymspianoforte, forte-piano
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
Adjectivespianisticskilled at or adapted for the piano
pianisticof or relating to the piano
Nounspianista person who plays the piano
English > piano: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(music) low loudness.
Synonympianissimo
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroadersoftnessA sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
Spanishpianissimo, piano
Catalanpianissimo, piano
English > piano: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningUsed as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly.
Synonymsoftly
Oppositeforte, loudlyUsed as a direction in music
Catalanpiano
Adjectivespianoused chiefly as a direction or description in music

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