piano roll

noun

Definition of piano roll

: 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

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First Known Use of piano roll

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Piano roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piano%20roll. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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