piano

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See also: Piano, pianó, piáno, and píanó

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun and Adjective
Adverb

Noun[edit]

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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Adjective[edit]

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.

Adverb[edit]

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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Albanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. piano

Azeri[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic пиано
Roman piano
Perso-Arabic

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piano.

Noun[edit]

piano (definite accusative pianonu, plural pianolar)

  1. piano

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. piano

Esperanto[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. piano

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

piano

  1. piano

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plānus.

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

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

Noun[edit]

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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Adverb[edit]

piano

  1. slowly
  2. carefully

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

piano

  1. rōmaji reading of ピアノ

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English and French piano.

Noun[edit]

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. (music) piano

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. a piano

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a piano

Portuguese[edit]

piano

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piano, short form of pianoforte.

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Adjective[edit]

piano

  1. piano

Adverb[edit]

piano (comparative mais piano superlative o mais piano)

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

Noun[edit]

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

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Slovak[edit]

Adverb[edit]

piano

  1. musical directive to play softly

Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

piano m (plural pianos)

  1. piano

Swedish[edit]

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piano n

  1. a piano

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