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piano

noun [C or U] uk   /piˈæn.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural pianos)
A2 a large musical instrument with a row of black and white keys that are pressed to play notes: We're buying a new piano. I play the piano. She used to play piano in a jazz band. The music was written for piano. We all joined in the song, with Pat at the piano/on piano.
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Translations of “piano”
in Arabic بيانو…
in Korean 피아노…
in Malaysian piano…
in French (de) piano…
in Turkish piyano…
in Italian pianoforte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋼琴…
in Russian фортепиано…
in Polish fortepian, pianino…
in Vietnamese đàn pianô…
in Spanish piano…
in Portuguese piano…
in Thai เปียโน…
in German das Klavier, Klavier-……
in Catalan piano…
in Japanese ピアノ…
in Indonesian piano…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钢琴…
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