Definitions for pianofortepiˈæn əˌfɔrt, -ˌfoʊrt; piˌæn əˈfɔr ti, -teɪ, -ˈfoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•an•o•fortepiˈæn əˌfɔrt, -ˌfoʊrt; piˌæn əˈfɔr ti, -teɪ, -ˈfoʊr-(n.)

  1. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: piano1. 1

Origin of pianoforte:

1760–70; < It (gravecembalo col) piano e forte lit., (harpsicord with) soft and loud =piano soft (see piano2) +forte loud (see forte2)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piano, pianoforte, forte-piano(noun)

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


  1. pianoforte(Noun)

    A lesser used term for the piano (the musical instrument).

  2. Origin: piano, soft, quiet + forte, loud, strong; the instrument can be played both softly and loudly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pianoforte(adj)

    a well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys

Anagrams of pianoforte

  1. fortepiano

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a piano.

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