upright piano
noun Date: 1857 a piano with vertical frame and strings — compare grand piano

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • upright piano — upright pianos N COUNT An upright piano is a piano in which the strings are arranged vertically, rather than horizontally as they are in a grand piano …   English dictionary

  • upright piano — n. a piano with strings set vertically in a rectangular body …   English World dictionary

  • upright piano — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms upright piano : singular upright piano plural upright pianos a tall narrow piano with the strings inside stretched from bottom to top. A long wide piano with strings that go from one side to the other is called …   English dictionary

  • upright piano — upright pi ano noun count a tall narrow piano with the strings inside stretched from bottom to top. A long wide piano with strings that go from one side to the other is called a grand piano …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upright piano — upright pi ano n a piano with strings that are in a ↑vertical position →↑grand piano …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upright piano — piano with strings that are hung vertically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • upright piano — a piano with an upright rectangular body and with its strings running vertically. Cf. spinet (def. 1). * * * ▪ musical instrument  musical instrument in which the soundboard and plane of the strings run vertically, perpendicular to the keyboard,… …   Universalium

  • upright piano — noun a piano with a vertical sounding board • Syn: ↑upright • Hypernyms: ↑piano, ↑pianoforte, ↑forte piano • Hyponyms: ↑spinet …   Useful english dictionary

  • upright piano — up′right pian′o n. mad a piano with an upright rectangular body and with its strings running vertically …   From formal English to slang

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