piano roll

noun

: a music roll used in a player piano or piano player (see piano player sense 2)
Gershwin had preserved That Old Feeling on the piano roll and his performance was now being rendered posthumously.Ebony, May 1966

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piano roll was in 1911

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“Piano roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piano%20roll. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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