Musical glasses
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. [1913 Webster]

{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} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • musical glasses — a set of drinking glasses filled with varying amounts of water to produce ringing tones of different pitches when the player s finger is rubbed around the wet rims. Cf. glass harmonica. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • musical glasses — noun plural 1. : glass harmonica, harmonica b 2. : a set of drinking glasses tuned to the scale and played by rubbing their brims with moistened fingers …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musical box — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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