early music[ʉr′lē myo̵̅o̅′zik]
music of the medieval and Renaissance periods, now sometimes including baroque and early classical music
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designating, of, characteristic of, or participating in a movement promoting the modern reproduction of historical styles of musical performance, often through the use of period instruments
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Western music from the beginning of the Middle Ages to about 1750, including that of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
- earˈly-muˈsic adjective