Definition of musica
1. music [ n ] an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous mannerUsed in print:
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
RCA_Victor has an ambitious and useful project in a stereo series called `` Adventures in Music '' , which is an instructional record library for elementary_schools .
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Certainly not in Orchestra_hall where he has played countless recitals , and where Thursday night he celebrated his 20th season with the Chicago_Symphony_orchestra , playing the Brahms_Concerto with his own slashing , demon-ridden cadenza melting into the high , pale , pure and lovely song with which a violinist unlocks the heart of the music , or forever finds it closed .
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
One of the script 's big problems was how to blend pictures and music of the past with live performances by musicians of today .
Samples zoomed into closeup range in regular succession , like telephone_poles passing on the highway , while representative music reinforced the mood of the late teens and 1920 's .
(The Providence Journal...)
with music and lyrics by Frank_Loesser , directed by Christopher_Hewett , choreography by Peter_Conlow , musical direction by Samuel_Matlowsky .Synonyms music Related Terms art auditory_communication section tune musical_composition musical refrain harmony popular_music overture classical_music Chopin ballet serialism landler popularism folk_music pavane religious_music hornpipe mazurka tango saraband Wagner ta'ziyeh genre Stravinsky Bach reel part_music monody Haydn bolero gavotte paso_doble antiphony minuet tarantella Brahms Mozart quadrille waltz polyphony polytonality Beethoven Handel conga jig Gilbert_and_Sullivan syncopation prelude rumba samba expressive_style section play timbre compose play theme sound_off musician slow tuning put arrange tempo attuned statement staccato popular tonal electric_organ register sheet_music swoop lyric flatten major minor crescendo world_premiere invert polyphonic monophonic natural sharp fast plucked stopped flat unstopped fiddle first glissando adagio swing prepare second solo copyright chromatic legato con_brio unresolved feminine masculine diatonic andante largo audio_CD atonal tenor alto arioso fretted atonalistic unfretted serial set_to_music molto allegretto polyphonic vibrato mensural lyric pizzicato sounding_board stop score synthesizer resolution unison transpose prestissimo allegro transposition fugally tremolo value largo adagio sightreader forte decrescendo harmonize melodize piano pyrotechnics registration rag dolce rallentando dedication musical_notation beat conjunct scale chord flourish solmizate disjunct sharpen release tonic gamut supertonic mediant realise counterpoint dominant subdominant subtonic submediant dramatic recapitualtion slur staff segno tie roulade diminished preparation ligature larghetto syncopation sforzando cantabile executant tuned bowed interlude accelerando presto beats_per_minute con_brio
2. music [ n ] any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
Examples: "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)
The voice had music in it .
Even with words coming too fast , they came on the music of the voice .Synonyms music euphony Related Terms sound music_of_the_spheres adapt reharmonise orchestrate instrument harmonize
3. music [ n ] musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)
Examples: "his music was his central interest"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The program had been arranged to permit the establishment of a mood of intense concentration on the music .
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
( Music often sounds best to me when I can dress informally and sit in something more comfortable than a theatre seat . )Synonyms music Related Terms diversion performance jazz march percussion whistling percussion intonation dance_music instrumental_music vocal_music bell_ringing beats_per_minute sing sing conduct conduct play sound_off accompany madrigal drum whirl bow modulate minstrel concertize rap churn_out troll hymn jazz bugle rag prelude solmizate tweedle choir scamp trumpet clarion carol fiddle tongue harp reprise tweedle symphonize psalm double_tongue interlude sightread slur register bang_out pedal pipe harmonize singing
4. music [ n ] a musical composition in printed or written form
Examples: "she turned the pages of the music as he played"
5. music [ n ] the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)Synonyms music Related Terms sound piano_music sound_off clarion harmonize double_tongue tongue key syncopate
6. Music [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6304Synonyms Music
7. music [ n ] punishment for one's actions
Examples: "you have to face the music" "take your medicine"
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