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.
During the Enlightenment, sundry barrel organs and music boxes contained cylinders that could replay music, and nineteenth-century pianolas used binarypneumatic coding on paper stretched between cylinders to play their keys, but the devices were incapable of recording sound waves.
Such recordings include almost all types of medium generated by the recording industry throughout its history (gramophones [78, 81, and 91 rpm], vinyl records [33, 45, and 78 rpm], punched rolls for pianolas, wire, cylinders, cassettes, magnetic sound tapes, aluminum plates, perforated metal plates, punched cardboard sheets for organ, and compact discs).
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.
La propaganda incluida anunciaba las casas importadoras y exportadoras de ciudades como Pasto, Tuquerres, Tumaco y Barbacoas, con un despliegue de articulos que iban desde automoviles, maquinas de escribir, pianos, pianolas y articulos para el vestuario hasta delicados productos alimenticios, poniendo de manifiesto la comunicacion que tenia el Departamento con el mundo exterior (22).
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.
Dentro de una lista de 30 sobresalen su organo portatil con tubos de papel y teclado vertical, recursor del acordeon; su xilofono mecanizado, matriz de las futuras pianolas; su viola organista, artilugio que combina las tecnicas de ejecucion de un teclado y de cinco violas simultaneamente; sus timbales a tres baquetas con redobles graduados por una manivela y tornillos para afinarlos, y sus pifanos dotados de llaves (de donde evolucionarian los proximos aerofonos como el oboe, el clarinete y el saxofon).
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.