Piano (P.) – Quietly
Note: Piano is Italian and in music it means play quietly.
To remember what piano means, use the following mnemonic:
The tiny mouse played the piano so quietly so that she didn't wake anyone up.
Note: often abbreviated to P.
Examples of piano in a sentence
Playing the piece piano style was not really an option: the hall was huge and the sound would not carry.
In the piano section, the French horn must be played quietly to evoke a sense of eeriness.
She was too heavy on the timpani in the piano part and the conductor signalled her to play more quietly.