upright piano


: a piano with vertical frame and strings compare grand piano

Examples of upright piano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dropping in for a dinner break from work along with another Sun reporter, Mr. Grover went over to an old upright piano in a side room. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 Oher begins transforming from a football neophyte raised on the streets into an offensive lineman with the strength of Zeus, the nimbleness of Mikhail Baryshnikov and the size of an upright piano. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 The second set opened with Keys in a gray version of her outfit sitting alone again at a transparent upright piano at the top of the staircase. cleveland, 16 July 2023 After a plaintive live performance at an upright piano by the British singer Sampha, the stage went dark, and a soundtrack echoed with tambourine and clapping hands pounding out a rhythm behind a series of monologues in the cadence of the Black church. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 Next to an upright piano, its innards exposed to reveal felt hammers and strings, sits a slightly bruised drum kit. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Mar. 2023 In the bare-bones clip, Sheeran strums his trusty acoustic guitar inside a drab warehouse space backed by producer The National’s Aaron Dessner on upright piano. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 27 Mar. 2023 Just before the Beatles made their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on the evening of February 9, 1964, McCartney wrote this classic hit song on an upright piano while the group was staying in the five-star George V hotel in Paris, France. John Long, EW.com, 26 Jan. 2023 There’s an upright piano too. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 19 Nov. 2020

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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 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

upright piano

: a piano whose strings run vertically

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