pianoforte

Definitions of pianoforte
  1. noun
    a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    synonyms: forte-piano, piano
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    grand, grand piano
    a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    Pianola, mechanical piano, player piano
    a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
    upright, upright piano
    a piano with a vertical sounding board
    baby grand, baby grand piano, parlor grand, parlor grand piano, parlour grand, parlour grand piano
    a small grand piano
    concert grand, concert piano
    a grand piano suitable for concert performances
    spinet
    a small and compactly built upright piano
    type of:
    keyboard instrument
    a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
    percussion instrument, percussive instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
    stringed instrument
    a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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