grand piano


Definition of grand piano

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

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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 And a bona fide acoustic grand piano would have served Weiss’ touch and tone better than the room’s electronic-hybrid instrument. Howard Reich,, "Pianist Michael Weiss evokes memories of Johnny Griffin," 22 June 2018 Balancing the grand piano and the guitars held aloft in their stands were an orange velvet couch, a side table with a vase of white callas lilies, and an easy chair half covered in a throw. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Patti Smith Stuns With “Words and Music” at New York’s Minetta Lane Theater," 24 Sep. 2018 The maître d' led us to a banquette table at the back of what is technically the Bar at Fives, nestled amid a grand piano and a series of Ed Ruscha prints — of glasses either half full or half empty — along the wall. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 Boasting 10-foot ceilings, exposed brick, and a king-size Murphy bed, the home even has enough room for a seven foot Steinway grand piano. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "One Of Hollywood's Favorite NYC Apartments Is For Sale," 25 Mar. 2016 Hollinsead took a seat at a grand piano on the Great Meadow, launched into the Raindrop Prelude and within minutes, the sticky A-flat key began making its presence known like a weed in the lavender garden. Steve Rubenstein,, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 Beecher said the Thursday night crowds are mostly locals who know each other, gather around his grand piano, sing along and sometimes bring in their own instruments. Pam Kragen,, "Piano man marks 25th year at North County restaurant," 18 May 2018 What was originally a breakfast room is now a music room where a grand piano commands attention amidst a backdrop of crisp gold and white stripped wallpaper and another original fireplace. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Lush shade garden is a hidden gem in this Old Louisville mansion," 24 May 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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