musical box

noun Chiefly British.

Origin of musical box

First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for musical box

Historical Examples of musical box

  • He also showed me a musical-box and a spy-glass, asking many p. 38questions.

  • The musical-box had burst into selections from The Pirates of Penzance.


    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Chords and harmonies indeed, as if you'd put a musical-box in the frames.

    Thorley Weir

    E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson

  • Never mind, Uncle Joe, Charley's going to mend the musical-box.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

  • These are the shutters, the lids, the dampers of the musical-box.