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 Behind him was his mother’s haunted music box, from her great-grandmother’s trousseau. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Shirley Jackson’s Son Talks to His Fictional Mom, Elisabeth Moss," 22 June 2020 The fishy cylinder above its head is a music box, which works with AAA batteries to play three soothing favorites including the Brahms lullaby. Popular Science, "Marvelous mobiles for your baby," 15 Mar. 2020 The bearer can use the music box to then manipulate someone nearby by whispering their name into the box. Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, "Who Do All The Keys Do On Locke & Key?," 7 Feb. 2020 The youngest child, Riley, is roaming around in a Grateful Dead T-shirt, playing with a music box. Tessa Love, Outside Online, "Greg Glassman’s Easy Health Care Fix: More CrossFit," 16 Jan. 2020 The music box your grandmother gave you, full of stinking mud. Hannah Cloke, Quartz, "Why flooding is so difficult to predict and prepare for," 15 Nov. 2019 Don’t miss contemporary twists on traditional Russian gifts, such as nesting dolls of modern politicians and music boxes shaped like Orthodox cathedrals. Aanchal Anand, National Geographic, "Russian secrets? Here’s the ultimate Moscow itinerary," 16 July 2019 To get there, Bamboo will have to prove its product isn't a gimmick and stand out from a crowd of competitors trying, many with limited success, to build a business on top of software best known as a digital trivia machine and music box. Matt Day, latimes.com, "Alexa in the classroom? Amazon’s voice assistant leads kids’ story time," 14 June 2019 To get there, Bamboo will have to prove its product isn’t a gimmick and stand out from a crowd of competitors trying, many with limited success, to build a business on top of software best known as a digital trivia machine and music box. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Alexa in the classroom? Amazon’s voice assistant leads kids’ story time," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of music box

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Music box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music%20box. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for music box

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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