like a pianola

pianola: c. 1896, is the trademark name (1901) of a player piano, (a piano which plays a tune automatically) from “piano,” the ending perhaps abstracted from “viola” and meant as a diminutive suffix (i.e. little piano). The pianola’s popularity in America led to a rash of product names ending in-ola, especially Victrola and slang words such as payola.