Definition of Player piano

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

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



Definition of Player piano

1. Noun. (music) An acoustic piano which is automatically played (mechanically). ¹

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Literary usage of Player piano

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Parsifal: ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner (1920)
"In this day of so many counterfeit player-piano values, it is highly important that you remember to depend on an instrument like the Hardman ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The typical player-piano has a bellows, operated usually by foot-pedals like those of parlor-organs; also a compensating or equalizing device to govern the ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"PLAYER-PIANO. See article on Automatic Appliances in Vol. i. 133-8. American inventors have been remarkably energetic and successful in perfecting devices ..."

4. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1906)
"This absolute separating of speed and force is the only logical means of satisfaction in a Player-Piano, and is possessed only by the Simplex. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Musician 30:627 O '15 Ser aUn Piano playing Plano player records Machine for making player-piano rolls at home, il Sci Am 113:421 N 13 '15 Plano players, ..."

6. Parsifal: ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner (1920)
"In this day of so many counterfeit player-piano values, it is highly important that you remember to depend on an instrument like the Hardman ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The typical player-piano has a bellows, operated usually by foot-pedals like those of parlor-organs; also a compensating or equalizing device to govern the ..."

8. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"PLAYER-PIANO. See article on Automatic Appliances in Vol. i. 133-8. American inventors have been remarkably energetic and successful in perfecting devices ..."

9. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1906)
"This absolute separating of speed and force is the only logical means of satisfaction in a Player-Piano, and is possessed only by the Simplex. ..."

10. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Musician 30:627 O '15 Ser aUn Piano playing Plano player records Machine for making player-piano rolls at home, il Sci Am 113:421 N 13 '15 Plano players, ..."

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