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See also: Piano, pianó, piáno, and píanó

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short form of pianoforte, from Italian pianoforte, from piano (soft) + forte (strong). So named because it could produce a wide range of varied volumes note-by-note, in contrast to older keyboard instruments, notably the harpsichord and the clavichord.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano (plural pianos or piani)

  1. (music) A keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black colored keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings. [from 1803]
    Synonym: pianoforte (dated)
    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, page 160:
      Tradecraft, Chris,’ Enderby put in, who liked his bit of jargon, and Martindale, still piano, shot him a glance of admiration.

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian piano.

PronunciationEdit

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

AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic пиано
Roman piano
Perso-Arabic

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Italian piano.

NounEdit

piano (definite accusative pianonu, plural pianolar)

  1. piano

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. (music) piano

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /piˈaːnoː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

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

  1. piano

EsperantoEdit

 
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Wikipedia eo

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /piˈano/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧a‧no
  • Rhymes: -ano

NounEdit

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

  1. piano

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piano.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiɑno/, [ˈpiɑno̞]

NounEdit

piano

  1. piano

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of piano (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative piano pianot
genitive pianon pianojen
partitive pianoa pianoja
illative pianoon pianoihin
singular plural
nominative piano pianot
accusative nom. piano pianot
gen. pianon
genitive pianon pianojen
partitive pianoa pianoja
inessive pianossa pianoissa
elative pianosta pianoista
illative pianoon pianoihin
adessive pianolla pianoilla
ablative pianolta pianoilta
allative pianolle pianoille
essive pianona pianoina
translative pianoksi pianoiksi
instructive pianoin
abessive pianotta pianoitta
comitative pianoineen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piano. Doublet of plain and plan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. (music) piano
    • 1986, “Il était une fois … une maison des musiciens [There Once Was… a House of Musicians]”, in Il était une fois … une petite grenouille [There Once Was… a Little Frog] (fiction), Paris: CLE International:
      Je n’aime pas le piano. Je préfère le football.
      Hein ! Quoi ! Et tu me dis ça à moi, le grand professeur Trompette ? Tiens ! Répète ta leçon cinq fois ! Non, dix fois !
      Je déteste le piano !
      I don’t like the piano. I like football more.
      Huh? What? And you’re telling that to me, the great professor Trumpet? Alright then! Repeat what you’ve learned five times! No, ten times!
      I hate the piano!

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plānus, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂-.

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. plane
  2. flat, level
    Synonym: piatto
  3. plain
  4. soft
    Antonym: forte
  5. penultimate accented

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NounEdit

piano m (plural piani)

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

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AdverbEdit

piano (superlative pianissimo)

  1. slowly
  2. carefully
  3. (music) piano

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Further readingEdit

  • piano1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • piano2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • piano3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

piano

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ピアノ

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piano and French piano.

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. (Jersey, music) piano

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

NounEdit

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

  1. a piano

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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

  1. a piano

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PolishEdit

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piano f

  1. vocative singular of piana

PortugueseEdit

 
piano

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piano, short form of pianoforte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

piano

  1. musical directive to play softly

NounEdit

piano m (genitive singular piana, nominative plural pianá, genitive plural pián, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. (music) piano
  2. a very soft sound

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • piano in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of pianoforte.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piano n

  1. a piano

DeclensionEdit

Declension of piano 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative piano pianot pianon pianona
Genitive pianos pianots pianons pianonas

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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

piano

  1. piano

InflectionEdit

Inflection of piano
nominative sing. piano
genitive sing. pianon
partitive sing. pianod
partitive plur. pianoid
singular plural
nominative piano pianod
accusative pianon pianod
genitive pianon pianoiden
partitive pianod pianoid
essive-instructive pianon pianoin
translative pianoks pianoikš
inessive pianos pianoiš
elative pianospäi pianoišpäi
illative ? pianoihe
adessive pianol pianoil
ablative pianolpäi pianoilpäi
allative pianole pianoile
abessive pianota pianoita
comitative pianonke pianoidenke
prolative pianodme pianoidme
approximative I pianonno pianoidenno
approximative II pianonnoks pianoidennoks
egressive pianonnopäi pianoidennopäi
terminative I ? pianoihesai
terminative II pianolesai pianoilesai
terminative III pianossai
additive I ? pianoihepäi
additive II pianolepäi pianoilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “пианино”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika