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upright piano

a piano with an upright rectangular body and with its strings running vertically.
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  • And that is why digital pianos have long been considered a poor alternative to even an upright piano, let alone a grand.
  • Huff would sit at the upright piano in his office with a tape recorder rolling.
  • Far away, down the enormous salon, a gentleman sat down at an upright piano and began to play a tune.
  • From a small upright piano in the living room wafts a bittersweet trickle of melody, enough to feed a hungry spirit.
British Dictionary definitions for upright piano

upright piano

a piano which has a rectangular vertical case Compare grand piano
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