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1historical Usually with capital initial. A type of small barrel organ producing music by means of perforated cards. Now historical.
Music. A percussion instrument that produces sound through the vibration of its constituent material, as a xylophone, gong, triangle, etc.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From auto- + -phone.
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