mechanical piano


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Noun1.mechanical piano - a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keysmechanical 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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In the bar in which Strickland and Nichols sat a mechanical piano was loudly grinding out dance music.
The mechanical piano near the door played through a valse cheekily, then fell silent all at once, as if gone grumpy.
Separating the two poles are Mikhalkov's sensuous and sensitive recastings of the nineteenth-century literary classics of Chekhov (Unfinished Piece for a Mechanical Piano; 1977) and Goncharov (Oblomov; 1979), and his chef d'oeuvre, Burnt by the Sun (1994), where the distortions and contradictions of the Revolution's impact on Russian culture are subjected to a nuanced, yet impassioned, critique which avoids the popularized over-simplifications of The Barber of Siberia.

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