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Definition 1: a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for piano in the sense of this definition

(piano is a kind of ...) a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

(piano is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

(piano is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound

(... is a kind of piano ) a piano with a vertical sounding board

(... is a kind of piano ) a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs

(... is a kind of piano ) a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys

(piano is a part of ...) a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating

(piano is a part of ...) (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument

(piano is a part of ...) a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound

(piano is a part of ...) a bank of keys on a musical instrument

(piano is a part of ...) action consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed

(piano is a part of ...) device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

(piano is a part of ...) the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played

Definition 2: (music) low loudness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for piano in the sense of this definition

(piano is a kind of ...) a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

"and in softness almost beyond hearing"

(piano belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where piano or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the piano passages in the composition

Synonyms for piano in the sense of this definition

(piano is similar to ...) (chiefly a direction or description in music) very soft

(piano is similar to ...) (chiefly a direction or description in music) very soft

Definition 4: used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly - [adverb denoting all]

Synonyms for piano in the sense of this definition

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