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grand piano

a form of piano in which the strings are arranged horizontally. Grand pianos exist in three sizes (see baby grand, boudoir grand, concert grand)

Grand Piano

 

a stringed, percussion keyboard instrument; a variety of the pianoforte. The strings, soundboard, and mechanism are placed horizontally. The grand piano is wing-shaped, conforming to the graduated length of the strings, which are attached to the body: the shorter the string, the higher the note; the longer the string, the lower the note.

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March wanted to talk of her father with the old man who had not forgotten him, Meg longed to walk in the conservatory, Beth sighed for the grand piano.
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