Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A box that generates or plays music, particularly one using mechanical means rather than electronic, generally using a cylinder or disk containing the music.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • n. See Musical box, under Musical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as musical box (which see, under musical).
  • n. A barrel-organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate

Etymologies

From music plus box. (Wiktionary)

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