(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. (used as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone

- the piano passages in the composition

Similar word(s): pianissimo, soft


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

Similar word(s): softly


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

Similar word(s): pianoforte

Definition categories: man–made

2. (music) low loudness

Similar word(s): pianissimo

Definition categories: attribute, softness

Sentences with piano as a noun:

- 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.