a roll of paper containing perforations such that air passing through them actuates the keys of a player piano.
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Origin of piano roll
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby piano roll
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British Dictionary definitions for piano roll
a perforated roll of paper actuating the playing mechanism of a PianolaAlso called: music roll
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