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piano player

  1. pianist.
  2. a mechanical device that actuates the keys of a player piano.
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Origin of piano player

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for piano player

Historical Examples of piano player

  • There is a large class of people to whom the "piano-player" is or should be a great boon.

    The Pianolist

    Gustav Kobb

  • The piano-player rose from his neglected instrument and caught him also.

    Woven with the Ship

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • The concept is to the physicist what a musical note is to a piano-player.

  • He's going to read--and I'm to be allowed a piano, and a piano-player.

    Lady Connie

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • It rests with the public to say whether they prefer the gramophone to the singer, the piano-player to the accomplished pianist.

    Chats on Old Clocks

    Arthur Hayden

British Dictionary definitions for piano player

piano player

  1. another name for pianist
  2. any of various devices for playing a piano automatically
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