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[stahyn-wey] /ˈstaɪnˌweɪ/
Henry Engelhard
[eng-guh l-hahrd,, -hahrt] /ˈɛŋ gəlˌhɑrd,, -ˌhɑrt/ (Show IPA),
(Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg) 1797–1871, U.S. piano manufacturer, born in Germany. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Steinway Hall cost two hundred thousand dollars, and has not yet paid the cost of warming, cleaning, and lighting it.

  • That Steinway grand the professor's got, did he hire it or buy it?

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • A Steinway grand-piano was prominent in the chamber, and before the ebony instrument stood a mechanical pianoforte-player.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
  • She took a bow, untethered herself from the Steinway, and headed for the hatch.

  • I felt inspired, for the piano I was at was a magnificent grand that Steinway presented to Liszt only the other day.

  • It was a new Steinway Grand, just set up, and I played for my life.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • Val never regarded it as a good sign when he grappled with the Steinway.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
British Dictionary definitions for Steinway


Henry (Engelhard), original name Heinrich Engelhardt Steinweg. 1797–1871, US piano maker, born in Germany
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Steinway

make of pianos, from Henry Englehard Steinway (1797-1871), celebrated German piano-builder who founded the firm in New York in 1853.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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