music box


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music box

n.
A music-making device consisting of a housing or box enclosing a sounding mechanism, especially one in which a row of tuned steel teeth are plucked by pins set in a revolving cylinder to produce a melody.

music box

or

musical box

n
(Instruments) a mechanical instrument that plays tunes by means of pins on a revolving cylinder striking the tuned teeth of a comblike metal plate, contained in a box

mu′sic box`


n.
a small container holding a device to produce music mechanically, esp. when the lid is lifted.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.music box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal platemusic box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
Translations
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