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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pi·a·no /piˈɑ(ˌ)no/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·a·no a. & adv.  Mus. Soft; -- a direction to the performer to execute a certain passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev. p.)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·an·o Pi·an·o·for·te n.  Mus. 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.
 Dumb piano. See Digitorium.
 Grand piano. See under Grand.
 Square piano, one with a horizontal frame and an oblong case.
 Upright piano, one with an upright frame and vertical wires.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
            piano passages in the composition" [syn: soft] [ant:
      n 1: a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that
           cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
           [syn: pianoforte, forte-piano]
      2: (music) low loudness [syn: pianissimo]
      adv : used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
            [syn: softly] [ant: forte]