pi·​a·​no·​la | \ ˌpēəˈnōlə \
plural pianolas

Definition of pianola

1 : player piano … on my pianola I can test any piece by the simple expedient of seeing it played by any pianist of the first order.— Harold Laski, Holmes-Laski Letters, 1916–35, 1953
2 : a deal or hand (as in contract) that offers no difficulty in the play
3 : something easy to perform or accomplish : cinch

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First Known Use of pianola

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pianola

from Pianola, formerly a trademark

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“Pianola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pianola. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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