pianola

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

from Pianola, formerly a trademark

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pianola was in 1898

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“Pianola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pianola. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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