- a roll of perforated paper for actuating a player piano.
Origin of music roll
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for music roll
I understood that the music-roll people had had over two hours now.
And in that respect it would cut out the music-roll proposition altogether?
He took out the music-roll from the drawer and unrolled it, holding it in light fingers.Mr. Achilles
Yes; Frulein had them, and the violin, and the music-roll, and the satchel.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
Her profession, judging from her music-roll, is that of a pianist.The King in Yellow
Robert W. Chambers
- a roll of perforated paper for use in a mechanical instrument such as a player piano
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