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English adjective: piano

1. piano used chiefly as a direction or description in music

SamplesThe piano passages in the composition.


Similarpianissimo, pianissimo assai

Antonymsforte, loud

English noun: piano

1. piano (artifact) a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

Synonymsforte-piano, pianoforte

Broader (hypernym)keyboard instrument, percussion instrument, percussive instrument, stringed instrument

Narrower (hyponym)grand, grand piano, mechanical piano, Pianola, player piano, upright, upright piano

Part holonymclavier, fall-board, fallboard, fingerboard, keyboard, loud pedal, piano action, piano keyboard, soft pedal, soundboard, sounding board, sustaining pedal

2. piano (attribute) (music) low loudness


Broader (hypernym)softness

Domain categorymusic

English adverb: piano

1. piano used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly


Antonymsforte, loudly

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