sostinente pianoforte

variants: less commonly

sostenente pianoforte

Definition of sostinente pianoforte

  1. :  any of various keyboard instruments resembling the piano (such as the melopiano, piano-violin, or harmonichord) that contain a mechanism for prolonging the strings' tones —called also sostenente piano, sostinente piano, sustaining piano

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Origin and Etymology of sostinente pianoforte

sostinente alteration of 1sostenente

First Known Use: 1816

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