music box

noun

Definition of music box

: a container enclosing an apparatus that reproduces music mechanically when activated by a clockwork

Examples of music box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The songs play with simple notes like a small music box. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 20 May 2021 Since the advent of the CD, music box sets have become as much a part of the holiday season as poinsettias, ties and ugly sweaters. Gary Graff, cleveland, 29 Dec. 2020 The music box tune makes this introduction all the more terrifying. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 13 Oct. 2020 Lots of these Schuco Radio 4012 music box cars exist, but many have their original box, instruction sheet, key and are in generally excellent condition. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 24 Nov. 2020 The music box tune makes this introduction all the more terrifying. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 13 Oct. 2020 There was a winding mechanism for both the music box and the wheels that had a distinctive Schuco key. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 24 Nov. 2020 Some pieces were created specifically for the movie by the props department, including a magical music box and bean bag game boards. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 18 Nov. 2020 The music box tune makes this introduction all the more terrifying. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of music box

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of music box was in 1827

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1 Jun 2021

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“Music box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music%20box. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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music box

noun

English Language Learners Definition of music box

: a box that contains a device which plays a tune when the box is open

music box

noun

Kids Definition of music box

: a box that contains a mechanical device which uses gears like those of a clock to play a tune when the box is open

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