grand piano


Definition of grand piano

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Some male Siberian tigers have been reported to weigh as much as 660 pounds — heavier than a grand piano. Lauren Kent, CNN, "What is the real tiger king? Answer: The Siberian tiger, and its kingdom is under attack," 8 June 2020 The crown jewel of the island is still The Cloister, with its Spanish-style architecture and grand lobby boasting two-story ceilings, candelabra chandeliers, a massive fireplace, and a grand piano. al, "This island off the coast of Georgia offers a luxurious escape," 20 May 2020 The party continues across the floor, where Lau installed a bar next to a grand piano, harp, and guitar. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Peti Lau's Parisian Pied-à-Terre Dollhouse Has So Many Details," 25 Feb. 2020 Starting at a grand piano, Tones (real name Toni Watson) showcased her incredible pipes in the three-and-a-half minute long performance. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Tones And I Unleashes 'Dance Monkey' on 'The Voice' Top 8 Eliminations: Watch," 11 Dec. 2019 The studio's key features included an API recording console, basement echo chamber and a nine-foot Steinway Model D grand piano purchased from Carnegie Hall. Matt Wake, Billboard, "Capricorn Records: Dickey Betts, Alan Walden & More on the Iconic Southern Label's 50th," 3 Dec. 2019 In a Berlin recording studio, on a grand piano stretching more than nine feet long, Angela Hewitt wrapped up her latest set of Beethoven pieces for a forthcoming CD and headed to the control room to hear from the producer. Washington Post, "World-famous pianist’s magnificent, $200,000 piano dropped and destroyed by movers," 12 Feb. 2020 Perfect for winter in L.A. As singer Idina Menzel’s backup band began to take their places around a grand piano at the back of the store, a trio of striking blondes shifted their attention from a glass counter of Ralph Lauren fragrances. Vogue, "Hollywood’s Most Fashionable Decks the Halls With Polo Ralph Lauren and Vogue," 21 Dec. 2019 Family and friends gather around the grand piano to sing the Carpenters’ and Andy Williams’ holiday songs. oregonlive, "Oregon families celebrate the holidays at home with well-loved traditions," 18 Dec. 2019

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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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23 Jun 2020

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“Grand piano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grand piano

: a very large piano used for concerts

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