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grand piano

a piano having the frame supported horizontally on three legs.
Compare concert grand.
Origin of grand piano
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was true, the permission had been that she was to play on the grand-piano when it was left open.

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • It is the grand-piano constitution and the one-finger administration.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • The painting—or rather wash-drawing in black-and-white—hung over the grand-piano in the light of the west windows.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for grand-piano

grand piano

a form of piano in which the strings are arranged horizontally. Grand pianos exist in three sizes Compare baby grand, boudoir grand, concert grand, upright piano
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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