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 The new upright piano ordered by Al amplifies the sense that the joint is turning into a home away from home as well as a base of operations. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 23 Dec. 2021 At Kenlake State Resort Park on Wednesday, about 30 miles east of Mayfield, Rory Matheny sat on a lime-green couch inside the lodge's common area and watched a stranger's young fingers glide across the ivory keys of an upright piano. Natalie Neysa Alund, The Courier-Journal, 18 Dec. 2021 The centerpiece of the space is an eight-harness wooden loom the size of an upright piano. Aileen Kwun, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2021 Performing at an upright piano, Bailey hit all the high notes and showcased her mastery of vibrato. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 11 Aug. 2021 The store’s signature upright piano remained nestled between shelves of spray paints and tool racks, and the casual folksy occasional music concerts continued. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2021 By the early 1970s, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff were regularly meeting in Gamble’s office by an upright piano with a list of titles and a tape recorder to talk about the news or what was happening throughout Philadelphia. NBC News, 5 July 2021 Minchin’s strung-out, laughably named Lucky Flynn struggles to get a rickety old upright piano from one side of Australia to the other for reasons that remain unclear until the very last. Alexis Gunderson, Vulture, 1 July 2021 Providing an ominous underscoring for the entire exhibition is the solemn intonation from an old upright piano for a sound art piece. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 June 2021

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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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9 Jan 2022

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“Upright piano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upright%20piano. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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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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