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player piano

a piano that can play automatically when the keys are actuated electronically or by a pneumatic device controlled by a piano roll.
Origin of player piano
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The only thing he forgot to bring was the player piano from his house.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • At Clinton Street, the boys turned at the corner, passing a cafe from which issued the discordant notes of a player piano.

  • Sam threw the nails onto the table and crossed the room, running his fingers along the silent keyboard of the player piano.

    The Last Place on Earth James Judson Harmon
  • All closed, dark and deserted, no laughter or singing, the player piano still.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
British Dictionary definitions for player piano

player piano

a mechanical piano; Pianola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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