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for•te-pia•no



Pronunciation: (fôr"tā-pē-ä'nō; It.fôr"te-pyä'nô), [key]
adj., adv. Music.
loud and immediately soft.

for•te•piano



Pronunciation: (fôr"tu pyä'nō), [key]
n.
a piano of the late 18th and early 19th centuries with greater clarity but less volume, resonance, and dynamic range than a modern grand, revived in the late 20th century for the performance of the music of its period.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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