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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Declension[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

piano m ‎(plural pianos)

  1. (music) piano

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

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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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piano m ‎(plural pianos)

  1. piano

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. plane
  2. flat, level
  3. plain
  4. soft
  5. penultimate accented

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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

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piano and French piano.

Noun[edit]

piano m ‎(plural pianos)

  1. (Jersey, 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

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a piano

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Portuguese[edit]

piano

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piano, short form of pianoforte.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

External links[edit]

  • piano in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piano m ‎(plural pianos)

  1. piano

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piano n

  1. a piano

Declension[edit]

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

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

piano

  1. piano

Inflection[edit]

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

References[edit]

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