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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciations'Piano': /pjˈɑno/; 'piano': noun: /piˈænəʊ/, adjective, adverb: English: /piˈɑːnəʊ/ Italian: /pjˈɑno/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/piˈænoʊ, ˈpjænoʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. pē anō, pyanō; adj., adv. pē änō, It. pyänô)


Inflections of 'piano' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": pianos

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pi•an•o1 /piˈænoʊ, ˈpyænoʊ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -an•os. 
  1. Music and Dancea musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike metal strings.

pi•a•no2 /piˈɑnoʊ, ˈpyɑ-/USA pronunciation   [Music.]
adj. 
  1. Music and Dancesoft;
    subdued.

adv. 
  1. Music and Dancesoftly. Abbr.: p

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pi•an•o1  (pē anō, pyanō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -an•os. 
  1. Music and Dancea musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings. Cf.  baby grand, concert grand, grand piano, spinet, square piano, upright piano. 
  • short for pianoforte 1795–1805

pi•a•no2  (pē änō; It. pyänô),USA pronunciation [Music.]
adj. 
  1. Music and Dancesoft;
    subdued.

adv. 
  1. Music and Dancesoftly. Abbr.: p, p.
  • Latin plānus plain1
  • Italian: soft, low (of sounds), plain, flat
  • 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
piano /pɪˈænəʊ/ n ( pl -anos)
  1. a musical stringed instrument resembling a harp set in a vertical or horizontal frame, played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike the strings and produce audible vibrations
Etymology: 19th Century: short for pianoforte
piano /ˈpjɑːnəʊ/ adj , adv
  1. (to be performed) softly
Etymology: 17th Century: from Italian, from Latin plānus flat; see plain1
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Piano /Italian: pjˈɑno/ n
  1. Renzo. born 1937, Italian architect; buildings include the Pompidou Centre, Paris (1977; with Richard Rogers) and the Potsdamer Platz redevelopment, Berlin (1998)
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Collocations: a piano [recital, performance], a piano [symphony, concerto, sonata, piece, score, accompaniment], [compose, write, perform] a piano [symphony], more...

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