upright piano

noun

: a piano with vertical frame and strings compare grand piano

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Orton was stopped in her tracks by an upright piano, a rinky-dink hand-me-down that even the shopkeeper cautioned against buying. Matthew Richards, Chicago Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 His life changed when his father pulled up in his truck one day and presented him a dark-wood, upright piano. Hillel Italie, Chron, 29 Oct. 2022 His life changed when his father pulled up in his truck one day and presented him a dark-wood, upright piano. Hillel Italie, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Oct. 2022 His life changed when his father pulled up in his truck one day and presented him a dark-wood, upright piano. Hillel Italie, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Oct. 2022 In one, goldfish rain down on an upright piano topped with a set of dentures in a drinking glass and flanked by buckets of paint. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 29 Oct. 2022 Historically, country songwriting has modeled itself after Tin Pan Alley, the New York district where composers would knock out Broadway songs daily and land them with artists by performing them in person around an upright piano. Tom Roland, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2022 Inside the bright, two-story building, the common areas were graceful and warm—a china cabinet here, an upright piano there. Yasmin Rafiei, The New Yorker, 25 Aug. 2022 Her mother, an accomplished pianist, brought an upright piano to the third floor and filled the unfinished wood walls throughout the house with books. E.b. Solomont, WSJ, 12 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

upright piano

noun

: a piano whose strings run vertically

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