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music box Syllabification: mu·sic box
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞ozik ˌbäks/

Definition of music box in English:


A small box that plays a tune, typically when the lid is opened. A traditional music box contains a cylinder, turned by clockwork, with projecting teeth that pluck a row of tuned metal strips as it revolves.
Example sentences
  • She turned and saw a little music box playing the soft lullaby.
  • She was singing a little song that she had made up from the tune of the music box her mother had given her.
  • It was not music like that which one might hear from a music box, but was more like an entire orchestra playing very a very fast tune unlike any they had heard before.
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