upright piano


Definition of upright piano

: a piano with vertical frame and strings — compare grand piano

Examples of upright piano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Playing on an upright piano, the young country artist put all her heart in the song. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Kenadi Dodds Performs a Heartfelt Original Song on ‘America’s Got Talent’: Watch," 2 Sep. 2020 The arresting cover image of the new album features a photo of the singer-pianist playing an upright piano that's sitting in the bed of a pickup truck. Chrissie Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Beth Hart is living the bliss of a life that contains everything in a blizzard of extremes from no label to a Grammy nomination," 14 Nov. 2019 During another song, Dun left the drum kit to join Joseph standing atop an upright piano. Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "Review: Twenty One Pilots served up an 'eyeball feast' at U.S. Bank Arena," 23 Oct. 2019 Among meaningful accessories that speak to his life story are Buddha and Ganesh statues, his Taylor guitar and an upright piano. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property Newsletter: Sound investments," 13 July 2019 An upright piano sits off to one side of the stage. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Review: Cherry Creek Theatre’s “Tuesdays With Morrie” is a warm, familiar treat," 7 Nov. 2019 Out of one end juts a red velvet chair; out of the other, an upright piano, some of its keys covered in dirt. BostonGlobe.com, "In Arlekin Players Theatre’s fascinating production of German playwright Marius van Mayenburg’s “The Stone,’’ the mind-bending scope of Nazi crimes is distilled to the 60-year story of a single house in Dresden that is wrested from its Jewish owners in 1935 by a young German couple.," 21 Sep. 2019 Dillard Elementary, a feeder school to Dillard 6-12 School of the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, bought 12 xylophones, 50 half-sized guitars, 30 bells and an upright piano. Scott Travis, sun-sentinel.com, "Needy schools in Broward miss out on money for musical instruments," 20 Sep. 2019 On the right is the living room, which currently holds a full-size upright piano. Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of upright piano

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upright piano was in 1805

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“Upright piano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upright%20piano. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of upright piano

: a piano whose strings run from the top to the bottom

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