piano player

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noun

a mechanical device that actuates the keys of a player piano.

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

noun

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