Definitions of pianoforte

  1. a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A musical stringed instrument, played by keys. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for pianoforte

  1. The pianoforte scores sell by the half- dozen. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  2. Augustus Meves now disappears from the scene, although it is suggested that he may have been the pretender Naundorff, but the " Dauphin King" was carefully educated by the unnatural parents, who had their adopted child taught the pianoforte – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram