use pianofortes in a sentence.
The first iron-framed pianos were called pianofortes: the important part of that word is "forte".
As a dealer in pianofortes, he came into contact with a class of people who inspired him with a savage contempt, and of late years his business had suffered considerably from the competition of tradesmen who knew nothing of such conflicts between sentiment and interest.
Bach had been in touch with early pianofortes, so this should have enlarged his horizon for keyboard instruments.
I never saw the pianofortes in the United States with the frilled muslin trousers on their legs; but, depend on it, the muslin covered some of the notes as well as the mahogany, muffled the music, and stopped the player.
Bach had to play on the numerous newly invented pianofortes of Silbermann which the king had bought, and also to try the organs of the churches of Potsdam.