Pianola

Pianola

[pee-uh-noh-luh]
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)
 
n
trademark Also called: player piano 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

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pianola
c.1896, trademark name (1901) of a player piano, the ending perhaps abstracted from viola (q.v.) 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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