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piano noun definition in Musical instruments topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

piano

 noun: Musical instruments topic
BrE /piˈænəʊ/ ; NAmE /piˈænoʊ/ (pl. pianos) (old-fashioned, formal pianoforte BrE /piˌænəʊˈfɔːti/ ; NAmE /piˌænoʊˈfɔːrti/ ) a large musical instrument played by pressing the black and white keys on the keyboard. The sound is produced by small hammers hitting the metal strings inside the piano. to play the piano playing jazz on the piano piano music a piano teacher/lesson Ravel’s piano concerto in G a sonata for violin and piano Alison Evans provided piano accompaniment.