piano roll


noun

a roll of paper containing perforations such that air passing through them actuates the keys of a player piano.

Nearby words

  1. piano nobile,
  2. piano player,
  3. piano quartet,
  4. piano quintet,
  5. piano reduction,
  6. piano stool,
  7. piano trio,
  8. piano tuner,
  9. piano wire,
  10. pianoforte

Origin of piano roll

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for piano roll

piano roll

noun

a perforated roll of paper actuating the playing mechanism of a PianolaAlso called: music roll
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