grand piano


Definition of grand piano

: a piano with horizontal frame and strings — compare upright piano

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Drawings supplied by Epstein's architects to the U.S. Virgin Islands agency that oversees coastal development show that it was designed to be a haven for music: an octagonal 3,500-square foot pavilion housing a grand piano. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, "Jeffrey Epstein's bizarre blue-striped building on private island raised alarm," 1 Aug. 2019 My mother loved folk music and my father loved classical music, so I was born into a home with a very busy record player, radio and a grand piano that my dad boomed and banged on late into the summer evenings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Creating learning and growth with Guitars in the Classroom," 22 June 2019 Mathur likens it to how a grand piano and an electronic keyboard play the same notes despite their very different underlying mechanisms for producing sound. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "The Fuzzball Fix for a Black Hole Paradox," 23 June 2015 There were pinball machines and grand pianos, Yamahas and Steinways, in every house. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "‘Great Successor’ book excerpt: Kim Jong Un’s gilded boyhood of chefs, travel and lessons on ruthless rule," 6 June 2019 In the realm of public performance generally, as Mr. Kildea relates, the concert hall began to replace the salon; and the grand piano took the place of the smaller, plinkier fortepiano. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘Chopin’s Piano’ Review: Postscript to the Preludes," 16 Aug. 2018 He is also said to have tickled the keys of the home's grand piano. Lindsey Desimone, ELLE Decor, "Vacation Like Frank Sinatra At This Palatial Beach House," 6 Oct. 2015 Players quickly realized this week that the grand piano was not just a prop but a fully functional instrument. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The sordid tale of Starbreeze's stumbles, Overwatch players learn piano (with guns)," 1 Feb. 2019 Depending on the size and number of keys, Schoenhut grand pianos can cost anywhere from $65 to $250. Olivia Harrison,, "Every Celeb Kid Is Strumming On This Quaint Fairytale Instrument, But Why?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of grand piano

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand piano was in 1793

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English Language Learners Definition of grand piano

: a very large piano used for concerts

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