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for Musical box
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Musical \Mu"sic*al\, a. [Cf. F. musical.]
Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or
the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious;
harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical
instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.
Musical box, or Music box, a box or case containing
apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes
automatically. The apparatus may be driven by a wind-up
spring mechanism or by batteries.
Musical fish (Zool.), any fish which utters sounds under
water, as the drumfish, grunt, gizzard shad, etc.
Musical glasses, glass goblets or bowls so tuned and
arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical
notes. Cf. Harmonica, 1.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder
that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
[syn: music box, musical box]
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