- a brand of player piano.
- (lowercase) Bridge. a hand, as a laydown, that is very easy to play.
- (lowercase) something that is very easy to do or accomplish.
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Examples from the Web for pianola
For three months the pianola has not been played by either of us.
I looked at the pianola and then I said to Celia, "I must play it once again."
It was as if he had been a pianola and somebody had inserted a new record.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Then I remembered; and I came home and almost decided to sell the pianola.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
The pianola has done it, and done the same thing in thousands of other cases.The Pianolist
- trademark a type of mechanical piano in which the keys are depressed by air pressure from bellows, this air flow being regulated by perforations in a paper rollAlso called: player piano
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Word Origin and History for pianola
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