music box definition

  • noun:
    • A music-making device consisting of a housing or field enclosing a sounding system, particularly one in which a row of tuned metal teeth are plucked by pins set in a revolving cylinder to make a melody.
    • A box that generates or performs songs, especially one making use of technical means versus electric, generally speaking making use of a cylinder or disk containing the music.
    • See Musical box, under Musical.
    • Same as music box (which see, under musical).
    • A barrel-organ.
    • 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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