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English definition of “barrel organ”

barrel organ

noun [C]    
a large musical instrument that plays music when you turn a handle on the side . In the past, barrel organs were played outside to entertain people .Keyboard instruments
(Definition of barrel organ noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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