upright piano


Definition of upright piano

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

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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 The upright piano in the corner came from Craigslist. Billboard, "How Troye Sivan Found Stardom Without Catering to Straight Fans," 14 June 2018 Sat in front of an upright piano donning a characteristically casual jeans and sweatshirt combo, Rex performed the uplifting, groovy tune with an impressive level of ease. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Rex Orange County Makes TV Debut With 'Loving Is Easy' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch," 17 Apr. 2018 The hotel’s original 1902 Kimball upright piano is still used during live jams (held weekly) in the Blue Wing Saloon. Ginny Prior, San Francisco Chronicle, "Suite Spot: Revived hotel blends Old West and casual elegance," 4 Apr. 2018 Walking inside was like entering a time capsule of vintage furniture covered in plastic, with a reproduction of Blue Boy on the wall and the polished black upright piano stacked with framed photographs. Michael A. Gonzales, The Root, "Roses," 25 Mar. 2018 Included in Wednesday's delivery were two grand pianos, four upright pianos, a drum set, violins, violas and a $5,000 check. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood fine arts continue drawing support of musicians near and far," 25 Jan. 2018 Carlton reached out to the family — and to Yamaha — after viewing a video of Harding playing a made-up tune on the family’s upright piano, water lapping up around him. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Pop singer helps family get a new piano," 29 Dec. 2017 Boott Cotton Mills factory’s clattering weave room has 88 mechanical looms, each the size of an upright piano. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "Coal-country ghost town preserved for tourists," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of upright piano

1805, in the meaning defined above

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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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