from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piano having the strings mounted vertically in a rectangular case with the keyboard at a right angle to the case.

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  • n. A piano (pianoforte) whose strings are vertical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one with an upright frame and vertical wires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piano with a vertical sounding board


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  • To the right of that platform he had sat at the upright piano presented by Miss Doncaster and played his first solo, The Merry Peasant, with leaden fingers and a growing conviction that he was going to be sick.

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  • Menolly sat atop the upright piano in the corner, shooting nasty looks in Trillian's direction.



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