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Piano vs. Keyboard

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Pianonoun

(musical instruments) A keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black colored keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings.

‘The piano in his house takes up a lot of space.’; ‘She has been taking lessons for many years and now plays piano very well.’; ‘He can play "Happy Birthday" on the piano.’; ‘Most of the works by Frédéric Chopin are for the piano.’;

Keyboardnoun

A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.

Pianoadjective

(music) Soft, quiet.

Keyboardnoun

(music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.

Pianoadjective

In extended use; quiet, subdued.

Keyboardnoun

(music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.

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Pianoadverb

(music) Softly]], as a musical direction (abbreviated to p. in sheet music).

Keyboardverb

(intransitive) To type on a computer keyboard.

‘Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.’;

Pianoadjective

Soft; - a direction to the performer to execute a certain passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev. p.

Keyboardnoun

The whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys{3} of an organ, piano, typewriter, etc.; that part of a device containing the keys{3} used to operate it.

Pianonoun

A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.

Keyboardnoun

device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

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Pianonoun

a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

Keyboardnoun

holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

Pianonoun

(music) low loudness

Pianoadjective

used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

‘the piano passages in the composition’;

Pianoadverb

used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

Pianonoun

a large keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings, which are struck by hammers when the keys are depressed. The strings' vibration is stopped by dampers when the keys are released and can be regulated for length and volume by two or three pedals.

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Pianonoun

a passage performed or marked to be performed softly.

Pianoadverb

(especially as a direction) soft or softly.

Pianoadjective

(especially as a direction) soft or softly.

Piano

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by wooden hammers that are coated with a softer material (modern hammers are covered with dense wool felt; some early pianos used leather). It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

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