HyperDic: piano_action

English > 1 sense of the expression piano action:
NOUNartifactpiano actionaction consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed
English > piano action: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningaction consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed.
Part ofpiano, pianoforte, forte-pianoA keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
Partsdamper block, piano damperdamper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
hammerA striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
Broaderaction, action mechanismThe operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

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