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Meaning of “piano” in the English Dictionary

"piano" in British English

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pianonoun [C or U]

uk   /piˈæn.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural pianos)
A2 a ​largemusicalinstrument with a ​row of ​black and ​whitekeys that are ​pressed to ​playnotes: We're ​buying a new piano. I ​play the piano. She used to ​play piano in a ​jazzband. The ​music was written for piano. We all ​joined in the ​song, with Pat at the piano/on piano.

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(Definition of piano from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"piano" in American English

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pianonoun [C/U]

 us   /piˈæn·oʊ, ˈpyæn·oʊ/ (plural pianos)
a ​largemusicalinstrument with a ​row of ​black and ​whitekeys that are ​pressed with the ​fingers to ​playnotes, or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally: [C] a ​grand/​upright piano [U] I ​play piano.
(Definition of piano from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “piano”
in Korean 피아노…
in Arabic بيانو…
in Malaysian piano…
in French (de) piano…
in Russian фортепиано…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋼琴…
in Italian pianoforte…
in Turkish piyano…
in Polish fortepian, pianino…
in Spanish piano…
in Vietnamese đàn pianô…
in Portuguese piano…
in Thai เปียโน…
in German das Klavier, Klavier-……
in Catalan piano…
in Japanese ピアノ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钢琴…
in Indonesian piano…
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