Definition of Pianola

1. Noun. A mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys.

Exact synonyms: Mechanical Piano, Player Piano
Generic synonyms: Forte-piano, Piano, Pianoforte



Definition of Pianola

1. Noun. (music) A mechanical piano which uses a roll of perforated paper to operate its keys, instead of being played by a pianist. ¹

2. Noun. (bridge) A hand that is easy to play, i.e. one that "plays itself". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pianola

piano music
piano nobile
piano percussion
piano player
piano players
piano roll
piano sonata
piano stool
piano teacher
piano tuner
piano wire
pianoforte
pianofortes
pianoforti
pianograph
pianola (current term)
pianolas
pianoless
pianolike
pianophile
pianophiles
pianos
pians
piapec
piarachnoid
piarist
piarists
pias
piasaba
piasabas

Literary usage of Pianola

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1914)
"But there is something better now, and that is—The pianola. Buckingham Palace The pianola in all the leading Royal Palaces of Europe II The pianola is much ..."

2. The Bookman (1906)
"The pianola Piano is within the reach of every refined home —there are no ... Therefore the pianola is furnished inside the case of a collection of ..."

3. Sunsetby Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"THE GRADUATED ACCOMPANIMENT An exclusive feature of the pianola, enabling the performer to increase or decrease the tone-volume of the accompaniment at will ..."

4. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"Such Mr. Saner pronounced the pianola, by reason of the ease with which one can try ... When in America he bought a pianola and soon after its arrival in ..."

5. Music (1900)
"Such Mr. Sauer pronounced the pianola, by reason of the ease with which one can try ... When in America he bought a pianola and soon after its arrival in ..."

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