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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pianoforte mean? 

  The noun PIANOFORTE has 1 sense:

1. a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

  Familiarity information: PIANOFORTE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


forte-piano; piano; pianoforte

Hypernyms ("pianoforte" is a kind of...):

percussion instrument; percussive instrument (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)

stringed instrument (a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound)

Meronyms (parts of "pianoforte"):

fall-board; fallboard (the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played)

keyboard (device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like)

clavier; fingerboard; piano keyboard (a bank of keys on a musical instrument)

soft pedal (a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound)

soundboard; sounding board ((music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument)

loud pedal; sustaining pedal (a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pianoforte"):

grand; grand piano (a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs)

mechanical piano; Pianola; player piano (a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys)

upright; upright piano (a piano with a vertical sounding board)

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