musical box

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nounChiefly British.

Origin of musical box

First recorded in 1820–30

Words Nearby musical box Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use musical box in a sentence

  • The Maharajah offered me the choice of three gifts—a young lady, an elephant, and this musical box.

    A Drake by George! | John Trevena
  • Anne-Marie was a musical-box, ten years old, with yellow hair, whom he had wanted to get hold of for the last six months.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • They beat time to the airs played by a musical box, and came from any part of the table requested by the members.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
  • He had a musical box, which he was very fond of, and he had a man to keep it going at all hours of the day and night.

  • But he undid the silver paper cautiously, opened a red-leather case, and displayed a musical box.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens