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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Italian
Origin: pianoforte, from piano e forte 'quiet and loud'

piano

1 noun
     
piano
pi‧an‧o1 S3 plural pianos [countable]
APM a large musical instrument that has a long row of black and white keys. You play the piano by sitting in front of it and pressing the keys:
Jean accompanied her on the piano.
a piano lesson/teacher etc
a wonderful piano player
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