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player piano

noun
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
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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  • All closed, dark and deserted, no laughter or singing, the player piano still.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • The only thing he forgot to bring was the player piano from his house.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • At Clinton Street, the boys turned at the corner, passing a cafe from which issued the discordant notes of a player piano.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for player piano

player piano

noun
1.
a mechanical piano; Pianola
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