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piano roll

noun
1.
a roll of paper containing perforations such that air passing through them actuates the keys of a player piano.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • These pedal actions were marked on the piano roll with special punches.
  • In fact, the hottest technology for getting music into the home was the piano roll.
British Dictionary definitions for piano roll

piano roll

noun
1.
a perforated roll of paper actuating the playing mechanism of a Pianola Also called music roll
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