One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or practice of playing the piano loudly, or in an insensitive or heavy-handed manner. Also (informal): piano-playing generally.
Of a person: that plays the piano, especially loudly or insensitively.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Freeborn County Standard (Albert Lea, Minnesota). From piano + thumping<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Southern Literary Messenger. From piano + thumping.
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