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Pianola

[pee-uh-noh-luh] /ˌpi əˈnoʊ lə/
1.
Trademark. a brand of player piano.
noun
2.
(lowercase) Bridge. a hand, as a laydown, that is very easy to play.
3.
(lowercase) something that is very easy to do or accomplish.
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Pianola

/pɪəˈnəʊlə/
noun
1.
trademark a type of mechanical piano in which the keys are depressed by air pressure from bellows, this air flow being regulated by perforations in a paper roll Also called player piano
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Word Origin and History for Pianola

pianola

n.

c.1896, trademark name (1901) of a player piano, from piano, the ending perhaps abstracted from viola and meant as a diminutive suffix. The pianola's popularity led to a rash of product names ending in -ola, especially Victrola (q.v.), and slang words such as payola.

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