Definitions for "Pianoforte"
A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.
The piano. Many young ladies were taught to play it, music being thought to be suitable feminine accomplishment, although it was not considered gentlemanly for a man to know how to play.
a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds