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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.
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(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
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a small container holding a device to produce music mechanically, esp. when the lid is lifted.
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|Noun||1.||music box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate|
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