melopiano definition

  • noun:
    • A piano having a mechanical accessory which allows the gamer to prolong the records at will.
    • a kind of pianoforte, designed by Caldara in 1870, upon which a sustained tone, with the possibility for crescendo and diminuendo results, is manufactured possible through a nifty little arrangement of small hammers that strike quickly upon the strings and therefore prolong and control their particular vibration. The caliber of the tone created is sweet and effective.
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