grand piano


: a piano with horizontal frame and strings compare upright piano

Examples of grand piano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group gathered around a grand piano to pay tribute to Miami Vice, which famously featured the 1981 hit. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 On Saturday and Sunday afternoon, a young woman played softly on the grand piano in one corner of the lobby, where free coffee was available daily. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 According to the New York Times, the auctioning is set to bring in a whopping $10 million with John’s Yamaha conservatory grand piano being estimated to cost a maximum of $50,000. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Complete with steep gables, crystal chandeliers, grand pianos, and antique furniture—not to mention its 1920s ballroom, dining room, and sun porch—this spot makes an elegant pick for any wedding. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 9 Jan. 2024 That space has a different vibe, described as old Hollywood, courtesy of zebra fabrics, arches, palm trees, a grand piano and other accents. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024 All the bridges were burned, and all the grand pianos dropped from a great height. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Erin Clark/Globe Staff The sale also features a Model B 150th Anniversary Rosewood, a 7-foot grand piano. Elena Giardina,, 7 Sep. 2023 And then, as if the rockers weren’t enough, the second act: There was a grand piano on the other side of the concourse. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand piano was in 1793

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“Grand piano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

grand piano

: a piano in which the frame and strings are in a horizontal rather than an upright position

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