Digitorium
Digitorium Dig`i*to"ri*um, n. [NL., fr. L. digitus a finger.] A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the fingers; -- called also {dumb piano}. [1913 Webster]

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  • digitorium — digitōˈrium noun A pianist s dumb keyboard for finger exercises • • • Main Entry: ↑digit …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumb piano — Digitorium Dig i*to ri*um, n. [NL., fr. L. digitus a finger.] A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the fingers; called also {dumb piano}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dumb piano — Piano Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grand piano — Piano Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piano — Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pianoforte — Piano Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Square piano — Piano Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upright piano — Piano Pi*an o, Pianoforte Pi*an o*for te, n. [It. piano soft (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see {Plain}, a.) + It. forte strong, fr. L. fortis (see {Fort}).] (Mus.) A well known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finchcocks — is an early Georgian manor house in Goudhurst, Kent, which houses a large collection of historical keyboard instruments: harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos, square pianos, organs and other musical instruments. The house and collection are… …   Wikipedia

  • piano — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pianoforte, fortepiano, spinet, pianette, upright; clavier, [clavi]cembalo, eighty eight (sl.). See music. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pianoforte, grand, baby grand, upright, square, concert grand,… …   English dictionary for students

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