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I have an exceptional music box. I can put words inside it. But not all. Here are some of what this curious box admits:

  • Relation
  • Abomination
  • Sofa
  • Umbrella
  • Antidote
  • Gasoline
  • Desire

Can you deduce which words my box admits?

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I think your box likes

words that contain tonic sol-fa syllables.

Thus:

relation
abomination
sofa
umbrella
antidote
gasoline (I think you could also count "li", as a sharpened "la")
desire

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    $\begingroup$ Congrats! Pretty fast too! $\endgroup$
    – alseether
    Mar 29, 2019 at 12:21
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    $\begingroup$ How in the world did you think of that so quickly??? Humans are only supposed to have one brain, y'know! ;) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Mar 29, 2019 at 12:26
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This has already been answered but I found another answer that fits all the provided words.


Your box admits

Words that contain other words inside them

So we get

Relation
Abomination
Sofa (or Sofa)
Umbrella
Antidote
Gasoline
Desire

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  • $\begingroup$ I believe the syllables found in the other answer are also words, so that answer is strictly more precise. $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    Mar 29, 2019 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ @noedne, leaving apart the accuracy, the other answer is the correct one simply because the title of the post. Music here is the important clue of this riddle. $\endgroup$
    – alseether
    Jan 15, 2020 at 16:24

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