[pee-uh-nis-uh-moh; Italian pyah-nees-see-maw] /ˌpi əˈnɪs əˌmoʊ; Italian pyɑˈnis siˌmɔ/ Music.
noun, plural pianissimos.
a passage or movement played in this way.
(music) (to be performed) very quietly pp
1724, from Italian pianissimo “very softly,” from Latin pianissimus, superlative of pianus (see piano).
A musical direction meaning “to be performed very softly”; the opposite of fortissimo.
[pee-an-ist, pyan-, pee-uh-nist] /piˈæn ɪst, ˈpyæn-, ˈpi ə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the , especially one who performs expertly or professionally. /ˈpɪənɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the piano n. 1822, from French pianiste, from Italian pianista; see piano + -ist. Earlier in English in the French form, pianiste (1816).
[pee-uh-nis-tiks] /ˌpi əˈnɪs tɪks/ noun 1. (used with a singular verb) the art or practice of playing the piano. 2. (used with a singular or plural verb) display of virtuosity on the piano.
[pee-uh-nis-tik] /ˌpi əˈnɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. relating to, characteristic of, or adaptable for the .
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. an accordion in which the right hand plays a piano-like keyboard See accordion