Pianola

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Pianola

(pɪəˈnəʊlə)
n
(Instruments) 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pianola - a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keysPianola - a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
Translations

pianola

® [pɪəˈnəʊlə] Npianola f

Pianola®

nPianola nt

pianola

® [pɪəˈnəʊlə] npianola ®
References in classic literature ?
The lamp, it was tacitly felt by everybody, was dignifying the party, and providing sufficient entertainment simply by its presence; being fully as satisfactory in its way as a pianola or a string band.
If you listen to a man playing the pianola without looking at him, you will have images of his hands on the keys as if he were playing the piano; if you suddenly look at him while you are absorbed in the music, you will experience a shock of surprise when you notice that his hands are not touching the notes.
Yew Tree Inn, Church Lane, Cauldon Low, Staffordshire Like stepping into a timewarp with old pinball machines and pianolas.
This belated worry about the failed promises of Soviet power in the Far East was also expressed by the transport of 700 cows, four brass bands, and five pianolas there.
Su ausencia es un silencio que ha sido llenado por el ruido industrial totalitario de los mass media electronicos: pianolas, robots, grabaciones, inteligencia artificial.
She draws from a diverse archive encompassing music reviews, advertisements, philosophical treatises, scientific studies on fatigue, and articles on sound and pianolas from music periodicals to demonstrate that the player piano made music more democratic, participated in contemporary discussions on virtuosity, and challenged Victorian notions about the gendering of music.
Cuenta que, las novedades, en Chiapas, a falta de pianos y pianolas se acompanaban con compases de marimba.
Las verdades aparentes o "relativas" generadas tanto por la memoria de los pobladores, como por lo registrado historiograficamente, ubican los acentos en acontecimientos significantes segun quien los mire: mientras que el baile del bambuco--significativo para los mestizos--ocurria en las casetas, pero de Puerto Mallarino, los negros de Juanchito comienzan el culto por la musica grabada (que se escuchaba en victrolas y pianolas, primeros reproductores de acetatos con los que contaron las casetas), y las primeras melodias que llegan en el tren desde Buenaventura son las del Trio Matamoros, de alli su arraigo a ese lugar.
Con la llegada de las pianolas, algunos pianos fueron adaptados con ellas para automatizarlos.
This Dewey was an important figure for Gaddis: a reference to him is included in the encyclopaedic 'player piano chronology' that is appended to the end of Agape Agape and other writings where Gaddis notes that in 1904, the same year that 'Thorndike published the first handbook on measurement in the social sciences and that 260,000 pianolas were built' (as opposed to only 7,000 grand pianos), that 'John Dewey comes to join philosophy department at Columbia: revolutionizes education reflecting industrial revolution and development of democracy'.
The book describes the structure and sound production methods of such diverse keyboard instruments as pianos, harmoniums, melodicas, electronic keyboards, hurdygurdys, organs, pianolas etc.
The 52-year-old warehouseman from Stanley became interested in pianolas after seeing them in a black-and-white film from the 1920s.