melopiano

noun melo·piano \¦melō+\

Definition of melopiano

plural

melopianos

  1. :  a 19th-century device intended for installation in a piano and containing metal springs that cause small hammers to bounce repeatedly against the piano strings to sustain or swell their sound while producing a tremolo effect

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of melopiano

1melo- + piano


First Known Use: 1872


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up melopiano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!