piano


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(music) low loudness

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used chiefly as a direction or description in music

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used as a direction in music

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Beth did look, and turned pale with delight and surprise, for there stood a little cabinet piano, with a letter lying on the glossy lid, directed like a sign board to "Miss Elizabeth March.
Lewis's chief thus became the proprietor of the little square piano.
The very first chords which Mademoiselle Reisz struck upon the piano sent a keen tremor down Mrs.
As he spoke the sound of the piano reached them from the music-room.
The count soon heard Andrea's voice, singing a Corsican song, accompanied by the piano.
The princess asked Varenka to sing again, and Varenka sang another song, also smoothly, distinctly, and well, standing erect at the piano and beating time on it with her thin, dark-skinned hand.
Higgins dashes the ring violently into the fireplace, and turns on her so threateningly that she crouches over the piano with her hands over her face, and exclaims] Don't you hit me.
Lucy, who at other times had always been at the piano when Maggie was looking in this way, could not resist the impulse to steal up to her and kiss her.
From the place where I sat I could see Miss Halcombe's graceful figure, half of it in soft light, half in mysterious shadow, bending intently over the letters in her lap; while, nearer to me, the fair profile of the player at the piano was just delicately defined against the faintly-deepening background of the inner wall of the room.
It so happened that Lucy, who found daily life rather chaotic, entered a more solid world when she opened the piano.
I had the merest glimpse of them, but there was an extraordinary rapture on her face, and his head was thrown proudly back, and all because they had been ordering a piano on the hire system.
I've got a shortcake piano, but none of my family can play on it," he said, reflectively.
Meantime, she exultingly seated herself at the piano, and favoured him with two of his favourite songs, in such superior style that even I soon lost my anger in admiration, and listened with a sort of gloomy pleasure to the skilful modulations of her full-toned and powerful voice, so judiciously aided by her rounded and spirited touch; and while my ears drank in the sound, my eyes rested on the face of her principal auditor, and derived an equal or superior delight from the contemplation of his speaking countenance, as he stood beside her - that eye and brow lighted up with keen enthusiasm, and that sweet smile passing and appearing like gleams of sunshine on an April day.
Delia was studying under Rosenstock--you know his repute as a disturber of the piano keys.
From the drawing-room came the soft tinkle of a piano.