What does pianoforte mean?

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

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pianoforte

    pi-ä′no-fōr′tā, generally shortened to Piano (pi-an′ō), n. a musical instrument furnished with wires struck by little hammers which are moved by keys, so as to produce both soft and strong sounds.—ns. Pianette′, a small piano; Pianino (pē-a-nē′nō), an upright pianoforte; Pian′ism, the technique of the pianoforte: arrangement of music for the pianoforte.—adv. Pianis′simo, very softly.—n. Pian′ist, one who plays on the pianoforte, or one well skilled in it.—adv. Piän′o (mus.), softly.—ns. Pian′o-school, a school where piano music is taught; Pian′o-stool, a stool on which the player sits at the piano.—Boudoir, or Cabinet, piano, an upright piano. [It., piano, soft—L. planus, plane, forte, strong—L. fortis, strong.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pianoforte in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pianoforte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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