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musical box

noun, Chiefly British
1.
Origin of musical box
1820-1830
1820-30

music box

or (especially British) musical box

noun
1.
a box or case containing an apparatus for producing music mechanically, as by means of a comblike steel plate with tuned teeth sounded by small pegs or pins in the surface of a revolving cylinder or disk.
Origin
1765-75
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music box

noun
1.
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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