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pianola

Syllabification: pi·a·no·la
Pronunciation: /ˌpēəˈnōlə
 
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Definition of pianola in English:

noun

trademark
A piano equipped to be played automatically using a piano roll.
Example sentences
  • Piano solos, duets, and accompanied songs were the mainstays, joined by novelties for concertinas and harmoniums, and, later on, the pianola.
  • In the third movement, this comes out most clearly, as the pianola sputters to a breakdown.
  • The mechanical instrument museum was fascinating; its exhibits range from early musical clocks through pianolas and reproducing pianos to enormous dance organs which were the precursors of the disco.

Origin

late 19th century: apparently a diminutive of piano1.

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