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Piano appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Tibetan royal piano revue I’d assess – "Adieu, Verona!" – I play ornate bit.
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The word piano is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun piano

What does piano mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pianos

  1. a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
  2. (music) low loudness
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of piano: pianissimo
    • more generic word: softness = a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

Definition of the adjective piano

What does piano mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone

Alternative definition of the adjective piano


  1. [music] Soft. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, {p.}, to indicate lowering the volume of the music. In the pianoforte this is done by pressing the instrument's keys more lightly.

Definition of the adverb piano

What does piano mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


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


Piano is a record label.


  1. The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard. It is widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music, accompaniment, and for composing and rehearsal. Although the piano is not portable and often expensive, its versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments.
  2. "Piano", also released as Whisper Not, is an album by jazz pianist Wynton Kelly released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Kelly with Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones recorded in 1958.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (58 years ago)
  3. "Piano" is a musical album of Leszek Możdżer.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Piano" is a musical single of Karpe Diem.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  5. "Piano" is a musical album of Nola.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  6. "Piano" is a musical album of Horațiu Rădulescu, Frederic Rzewski, Rodney Sharman, James Dillon, Éric Tanguy & Ortwin Stürmer.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  7. "Piano" is a musical album of The Teardrop Explodes.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  8. "PIANO" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Piano" is a musical album of Daniel Melero.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  10. "Piano" is a composition.
  11. "Piano" is a musical album of Sebastian Larsson.
  12. "Piano" is a musical album of André Gagnon.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  13. "Piano" is an award-nominated musical album of Peter Kater.
    • released on (12 years ago)
    • award: - Grammy Award for Best New Age Album nomination for Peter Kater
  14. "Piano" is a musical album of Mark Springer.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  15. "Piano" is a musical album of Back to Earth.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  16. "Piano" a.k.a. "Píanó" is a musical album of Gísli Magnússon.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  17. "Piano" is a musical album of Henri Pierre Noel.
    • released on
  18. "Piano" is a musical album of Myung-Whun Chung.
    • released in
  19. "Piano" is a musical album of Ed Bolduc.
  20. "Piano" is a musical album of Jan Johansson.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  21. "Piano" is a musical EP of Something Beginning With L.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  22. "Piano" is a composition.
  23. "Piano" is a musical album of Vladislav Sendecki.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  24. "Piano" is a musical album of Lenni-Kalle Taipale.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  25. "Piano" is a musical album of Andy Thorburn.
    • released in (12 years ago)


  1. "Piano" a.k.a. "The Piano" is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater on the west coast of New Zealand, it revolves around the piano player's passion for playing the piano and her efforts to regain her piano after it is sold. The Piano was written and directed by Jane Campion, and stars Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, and Anna Paquin, in her first acting role. The film's score for the piano by Michael Nyman became a best-selling soundtrack album, and Hunter played her own piano pieces for the film. She also served as sign language teacher for Paquin, earning three screen credits. The film is an international co-production by Australian producer Jan Chapman with the French company Ciby 2000.
  2. Piano: Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart is an anime series, which aired from November 11, 2002 to January 13, 2003, and ran for 10 episodes. Three volumes were released on DVD by The Right Stuf International in the United States as well as a complete collection in one collectors edition package. Centering around Miu Nomura, the story follows her as she struggles to rediscover the joy in music and playing piano she once knew as a child. Character designs were done by Kōsuke Fujishima who came up with the concept and idea for the show.
  3. Piano is a 2001 South Korean television series starring Cho Jae-hyun, Go Soo, Kim Ha-neul and Jo In-sung. It aired on SBS from November 21, 2001 to January 10, 2002 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
    • begun on and completed on (13 years ago)
    • 16 episodes of 60 minutes each
    • country: South Korea
    • regular cast:
    • genre: Drama
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Drama
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Drama
  4. "Piano" won a Special Award for photographic effects at the 9th Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Advertising Under 5 Mins.
    • cinematography by Lars Gundlach
    • award:
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Advertising Under 5 Mins. nomination for Lars Gundlach
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Feature Film nomination for Lars Gundlach
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Advertising Under 5 Mins. (Special Award for photographic effects), received by Lars Gundlach
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Feature Film (Silver Medaillon (Colour)), received by Lars Gundlach


Piano is a 1990 play by Trevor Griffiths, adapted from the 1977 film An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano, itself based on the incomplete and untitled early Anton Chekhov play usually known as Platonov. It premiered at the Royal National Theatre.

Phrases with Piano

Phrases starting with the word Piano:

  1. Piano Keys
  2. Piano roll
  3. piano wire
  4. Piano Bench
  5. piano maker
  6. piano music
  7. piano stool
  8. piano tuner
  9. piano action
  10. Piano Blenny
  11. piano damper
  12. piano lesson
  13. Piano nobile
  14. piano player
  15. piano sonata

Phrases ending with the word Piano:

  1. forte-piano
  2. grand piano
  3. mezzo piano
  4. Jewish Piano
  5. player piano

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Piano

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Google previewEtude (1885)

The Music Magazine by Theodore Presser

The word piano means soft, forte means loud ; therefore the effects to be produced from the instrument are either soft or loud, and of course we must be able to vary the sounds from the very softest to the very loudest degrees. If we look at the ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: The great composers, part 2. Critical and biographical sketches on modern music ; Pronouncing dictionary of musical terms ; Biographical dictionary of musicians (1918)

Orchestral theme and variations; “Hiawatha” overture; symphonic poem, “ Samson et Dalilah”; cantata, “Pilgrimage to Kevlaar”; piano trio; violin sonata. EDWIN F. SCHNEIDER - 1872– Symphony, “Autumn Time”; “Triumph of Bohemia ” for ...

Google previewThe Pianist's Dictionary (2004)

by Maurice Hinson

A small piano, an upright piano. piangendo, piangente (It.). Crying, sad, mournfuL pianissimo (It.). Very quiet, soft; abbreviated pp ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture (2004)

by Stephen Sennott

OSTWALD See also Piano, Renzo (Italy) Further Reading Buchanan , Peter, Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works, Volume 2, London: Phaidon, 1995 Buchanan, Peter, Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete ...

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Quotes about Piano

They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade. (Keith Emerson)
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Scrabble value of P3I1A1N1O1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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