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square piano

noun
1.
a piano with a rectangular, horizontal body.
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  • This is one of the reasons why the square piano does not, as a rule, admit of as fine tuning as the upright.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • The clavichord was always built in oblong shape, like our square piano.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • The soft pedal in the square piano simply interposes a piece of felt between each hammer and its corresponding string or strings.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • A very common occurrence in the square piano is a broken jack-spring.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • A square piano took up one whole side of the room, and there were two violins upon it.

    The Master's Violin Myrtle Reed
  • Leads in the keys and the dampers of the square piano get loose and rattle.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • The best London square piano, in plain case, is sixty guineas,—almost exactly half the American price.

  • "He is very like the square piano I practise on," said Aurora.

    Whosoever Shall Offend F. Marion Crawford
  • Elinor was playing softly on the square piano between the front windows and Mary Price was reading a book.

    The Motor Maids' School Days Katherine Stokes
  • Then she seated herself at the old, square piano, and began to sing snatches of gay songs.

    Patty's Social Season Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for square piano

square piano

noun
1.
(music) an obsolete form of piano, horizontally strung and with an oblong frame
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