concert grand


Definition of concert grand

: a grand piano of the largest size adapted in volume, timbre, and brilliance of tone to concert use

Examples of concert grand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dinur led the piano concerto that opened the program seated at a concert grand (lid removed) with his back to the audience, as is typical when someone is conducting from a keyboard instrument. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Symphony conductor Yaniv Dinur, doubling on piano, a delight to see and hear," 23 Nov. 2019 Bach, Bones and Blues — East High is celebrating its acquisition of a concert grand piano. Anchorage Daily News, "Summon the snow with these cool Anchorage events: Rowdy roller derby, interactive improv and jazz-blues fusion," 14 Nov. 2019 You may be tempted to do the same: The villa has a Steinway concert grand. Wendy Perrin, Town & Country, "18 Jaw-Dropping Private Villas You Can Rent Around the World," 17 Oct. 2019 That’s more than twice the width of a concert grand piano, and wider than the Statue of Liberty’s face. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Sorry Texas: Alabama Longhorn Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Horns," 18 June 2019 Unfortunately the piano tended to overbalance the rest of the ensemble, a problem that might have been avoided had there been a lid on the Steinway concert grand. John Von Rhein,, "Bella Voce looks back on its storied past, Bach Week projects spirit of its namesake forward," 29 Apr. 2018 Today, Shadd upright pianos start at $22,000, its concert grands at $185,000. Marcia Davis, The Seattle Times, "The nation’s only African American piano maker counts fans," 9 Dec. 2017 The market for a Steinway concert grand piano is obviously small (Jones is asking $100,000 for his), but who doesn't have $60 for an antique bocce ball? Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "From Scott Jones' house to your house: 8 items of possible interest," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of concert grand

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Concert grand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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