Meaning of piano

pi•an•o

Pronunciation: (pē-an'ō, pyan'ō), [key]
— pl. -an•os.
  1. a musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings. Cf.

pi•a•no

Pronunciation: (pē-ä'nōIt.pyä'nô), [key]
— Music. Music.
—adj.
  1. soft; subdued.
—adv.
  1. softly. Abbr.: p, p.
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