Definition of five-finger exercise in English:

five-finger exercise

Line breaks: five-finger ex¦er|cise

noun

  • 1An exercise on the piano for all the fingers on both hands.
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    • Book I consists mostly of five-finger exercises on the middle-C position, hands alone.
    • Technically, Lang was astounding, hurling off torrents of double octaves as though they were five-finger exercises, and finding accents and nuances within the densest of textures.
  • 1.1An easy task.
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    • The problems of form and function will yield only to a joint solution that makes the ingenuities of the most ambitious novel writing seem like a five-finger exercise.

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