1. a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
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How To Use forte-piano In A Sentence

  • He has here at home a harpsichord, forte-piano, harmonica, guitar, violin, and German flutes, and at Williamsburg, he has a good pipe organ. Colonial Children
  • The next name given to it was _forte-piano_, which signified soft, with power; and this name became _piano-forte_, which it still retains. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.
  • Thus he wrote to Artaria in 1788: "I was obliged to buy a new forte-piano, that I might compose your clavier sonatas particularly well. Chopin and Other Musical Essays
  • Philadelphia, who "has invented one of the prettiest improvements in the forte-piano I have ever seen. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.
  • You should say _forte-piano, _ not _piano-forte_: and the The Laws of Etiquette
  • She promised to give you now and then a lesson on the forte-piano; is she as good as her word? Memoirs of Aaron Burr
  • His instrument was called _forte-piano_ or _pianoforte_, because it would strike loud or soft. Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University
  • Among the list of Professor Chua's "don'ts" during the rearing of her own children was allowing them to attend sleepovers; to get grades beneath an "A"; and to play any instrument other than the violin or piano no exclusion for the viola or forte-piano. Mark Steinberg: Chua, Baby
  • She must either have a forte-piano at home, or renounce learning it. Memoirs of Aaron Burr
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