piano-violin

noun
plural piano-violins

Definition of piano-violin

: a 19th-century keyboard instrument in which pressing a key causes a revolving cylinder to activate a string to produce a sustained tone resembling that of a bowed violin

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First Known Use of piano-violin

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Piano-violin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piano-violin. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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