music roll

noun

: a roll of paper on which music is recorded in perforations that permit the keys of a mechanical instrument (such as a player piano or mechanical organ) to be actuated by air flow through the performations

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of music roll was in 1878

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“Music roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music%20roll. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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