player piano

noun

Definition of player piano

: a piano containing a mechanism by which it plays automatically

Examples of player piano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There wasn’t a player piano in sight during the premiere episode, only sleek high rises and hovercraft. Los Angeles Times, "Why the ‘Westworld’ premiere’s post-credit surprise could be the show’s silver bullet," 15 Mar. 2020 The amusement park is auctioning hundreds of historic items, from a fortune-teller machine to a player piano to 1980s-era arcade games. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Cedar Point auctioning games, antiques in preparation for 150th anniversary," 7 Nov. 2019 Wolfe and Fritz also investigate John’s collection of player pianos, vehicles, mechanical items and some antiques that capture Wolfe’s interest (including one very famous advertising figure). oregonlive, "‘American Pickers’ returns to the Northwest to visit ‘the clock king of Oregon’," 7 Sep. 2019 Trail Distilling’s tasting room is decked out with gleaming antiques like a player piano and a ’53 Chevy pickup. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "A Traveler’s Guide to Oregon City, aka ‘Portland Without the Weird’," 27 Sep. 2018 There were a number of player pianos and other music-making machines, too. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "This arcade is really vintage: Visiting San Francisco’s Musée Mécanique," 29 Sep. 2018 Before and after her performance, a sound installation played of poets and artists discussing race, while a player piano ran through a preprogrammed set of Mr. Iyer’s improvisations. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Wynton Marsalis Provokes Again With Head-Scratching ‘Ever Fonky Lowdown’," 2 July 2018 Each tome contains a single person's code, written in the format a player piano could read. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 10: What Is Real?," 25 June 2018 Stebbins chose the name to contrast with the popular pizzeria of that day, Papa's Pizza Parlor, a Shakey's-esque family restaurant with a player piano. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "A Mama's Pizza mystery solved! (And special deals to mark 50 years)," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of player piano

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of player piano was in 1905

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11 Jun 2020

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“Player piano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/player%20piano. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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player piano

noun

English Language Learners Definition of player piano

: a piano that is played by a machine inside the piano

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