piano

See also: Piano, pianó, piáno, and píanó

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Short form of pianoforte, from Italian piano (soft) + forte (strong). So named because older keyboard instruments, notably the harpsichord and the clavier, could not produce varied volumes.

PronunciationEdit

Noun and Adjective
Adverb

NounEdit

piano (plural pianos or piani)

  1. (music) A keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings.
    The piano in his house takes up a lot of space.
    She has been taking lessons for many years and now plays piano very well.
    He can play "Happy Birthday" on the piano.
    Most of the works by Frédéric Chopin are for the piano.

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AdjectiveEdit

piano (comparative more piano, superlative most piano)

  1. (music) Soft, quiet.
  2. In extended use; quiet, subdued.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 160:
      Tradecraft, Chris,’ Enderby put in, who liked his bit of jargon, and Martindale, still piano, shot him a glance of admiration.

AdverbEdit

Piano notation.

piano (not comparable)

  1. (music) Softly, as a musical direction (abbreviated to p. in sheet music). [from 17th c.]

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AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano f (indefinite plural piano, definite singular pianoja, definite plural pianot)

  1. piano

AzeriEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic пиано
Roman piano
Perso-Arabic

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piano.

NounEdit

piano (definite accusative pianonu, plural pianolar)

  1. piano

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DutchEdit

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NounEdit

piano c (plural piano's, diminutive pianootje n)

  1. piano

EsperantoEdit

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NounEdit

piano (plural pianoj, accusative singular pianon, accusative plural pianojn)

  1. piano

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

piano

  1. piano

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin planus.

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piano m (feminine piana, masculine plural piani, feminine plural piane)

  1. plane
  2. plain
  3. soft
  4. penultimate accented

NounEdit

piano m (plural piani)

  1. plane
  2. floor, storey (British), story (US) (of a building)
  3. plan, tactic, stratagem, scheme, plot
  4. piano (musical instrument)

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piano

  1. slowly
  2. carefully

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

piano

  1. rōmaji reading of ピアノ

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English and French piano.

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. (music) piano

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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Wikipedia no

NounEdit

piano n (definite singular pianoet, indefinite plural piano or pianoer, definite plural pianoa or pianoene)

  1. a piano

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

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piano n (definite singular pianoet, indefinite plural piano, definite plural pianoa)

  1. a piano

PortugueseEdit

piano

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piano, short form of pianoforte.

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piano

  1. piano

AdverbEdit

piano (comparative mais piano superlative o mais piano)

  1. (music) piano, soft
  2. (music) piano, slowly

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

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SlovakEdit

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piano

  1. musical directive to play softly

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

SwedishEdit

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NounEdit

piano n

  1. a piano

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

  • ta det piano
Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 23:03