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An early type of piano, small and oblong in shape.
- ‘The earliest concertos composed for square piano are slight works, diverting but light weight.’
- ‘The little square piano is not heard of again until months later, in chapter 17, where it briefly has a starring role.’
- ‘The place was London, and the piano in question was the tiny square piano manufactured by Zumpe and Buntebart.’
- ‘As with the square piano, this meant foreshortening the bass strings and a resulting loss of tone-quality.’
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