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piano roll

n.
A roll of paper containing perforations corresponding to the notes of a musical composition, used in operating a player piano.

piano roll

n
(Music, other) a perforated roll of paper actuating the playing mechanism of a Pianola. Also called: music roll

pian′o roll`


n.
a roll of paper containing perforations such that air passing through them actuates the keys of a player piano.
[1925–30]

Piano roll

The perforated roll of paper that controlled the hammers of a Player piano.
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(6) Soon to follow the music box was the invention of the player piano (also called a pianola) and accompanying piano roll, around 1880.