Definition of pianism in English:

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pianism

Pronunciation: /ˈpēəˌnizəm/

noun

Artistry or technical skill in playing the piano, or in composing piano music.
Example sentences
  • His lackluster music making and routine pianism will hardly impress anyone who has heard far superior pianists of the same age.
  • Here was truly happy music, and happy pianism, bright and optimistic, sensitive (as throughout this concert) to the detail of Beethoven's markings.
  • Extrovert and virtuosic, he is always in control of this difficult music and his pianism is overflowing with that Russian passion which stirs both mind and spirit.

Derivatives

pianistic

Pronunciation: /ˌpēəˈnistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The pianist's dazzling rendition of the Vivace finale was a pianistic tour de force.
  • Even a decade later, Schumann claimed that Liszt's pianistic flair would always overshadow his compositional achievements.
  • Once their ears are attuned to this aspect of pianistic musicianship, their playing will never be the same.

pianistically

Pronunciation: /ˌpēəˈnistik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Where Janácek is pianistically sparse, Smetana imbues his piano works with the expansive palette of his orchestral works, a broad chromatic syntax flowing with panache.
  • As a result, there is a disappointing lack of attention to contrapuntal interchange and some inconsistent stemming of chordal textures, making the arrangements more difficult to read initially and sometimes awkward pianistically.
  • It was pianistically challenging to create the required intensity and expressionism, and thus colour and line were of utmost importance, as also an improvisatory element.

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Syllabification: pi·a·nism

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