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player piano

n.
A mechanically operated piano, especially a pedal-operated or motor-driven piano using pneumatic suction to move the keys in correspondence to the perforations on a turning piano roll.

player piano

n
(Instruments) a mechanical piano; Pianola

play′er pian′o


n.
a piano using a mechanical player.
[1900–05]

Player piano

In addition to behaving as a regular piano, player pianos could use a long strip of paper with carefully positioned holes in it to control the hammers used to strike the piano strings. Air pressure to operate the hammers came from a foot-pedal-operated bellows built into the base of the piano.
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Noun1.Player piano - a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keysplayer piano - 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
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