grand piano

grand piano
noun Date: 1803 a piano with horizontal frame and strings — compare upright piano

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Grand piano — Piano Pour les articles homonymes, voir Piano (homonymie). Piano Un pia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grand piano — Grand Grand (gr[a^]nd), a. [Compar. {Grander} (gr[a^]nd [ e]r); superl. {Grandest}.] [OE. grant, grount, OF. grant, F. grand, fr. L. grandis; perh. akin to gravis heavy, E. grave, a. Cf. {Grandee}.] 1. Of large size or extent; great; extensive;… …   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

  • grand piano — grand pianos N COUNT A grand piano is a large piano whose strings are set horizontally to the ground. Grand pianos are used especially for giving concerts and making recordings …   English dictionary

  • grand piano — noun count a type of large piano with its strings in a case parallel to the floor, usually used for concerts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grand piano — ► NOUN ▪ a large, full toned piano which has the body, strings, and soundboard arranged horizontally and is supported by three legs …   English terms dictionary

  • grand piano — n. a large piano with strings set horizontally in a wing shaped case supported on three legs …   English World dictionary

  • grand piano — noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp shaped frame; usually supported by three legs • Syn: ↑grand • Hypernyms: ↑piano, ↑pianoforte, ↑forte piano • Hyponyms: ↑baby grand, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • grand piano — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grand piano : singular grand piano plural grand pianos a type of large piano with its strings in a case parallel to the floor, usually used for concerts …   English dictionary

  • grand piano — grand pi ano also grand n the type of large piano often used in concerts, with strings in a horizontal position →↑upright piano …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grand piano — grand′ pian′o n. cvb mad a piano having the frame supported horizontally on three legs …   From formal English to slang

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