player piano

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  1. a piano that can play automatically when the keys are actuated electronically or by a pneumatic device controlled by a piano roll.

Origin of player piano

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words Nearby player piano Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use player piano in a sentence

  • At Clinton Street, the boys turned at the corner, passing a cafe from which issued the discordant notes of a player piano.

  • Yesterday Mrs. Porter spoke to me about getting him a player-piano when he is stronger, you know.

    Sisters | Kathleen Norris
  • All closed, dark and deserted, no laughter or singing, the player piano still.

    Plowing On Sunday | Sterling North
  • Sam threw the nails onto the table and crossed the room, running his fingers along the silent keyboard of the player piano.

    The Last Place on Earth | James Judson Harmon
  • Then a stableman put a nickel into a player-piano and that seemed to be a signal for the thing to trot.

British Dictionary definitions for player piano

player piano

  1. a mechanical piano; Pianola

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