Gebrauchsmusik meaning

gə-brouKHsmo͝o-zēk
Music composed for a specific use or function.
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Origin of gebrauchsmusik

  • German Gebrauch use (from gebrauchen to use) (from Middle High German gebrūchen) (from Old High German gabrūhhan) (ga-, gi- intensive prefix kom in Indo-European roots) (brūhhan to use) -s- linking consonant Musik music (from Middle High German) (from Old High German) (from Latin mūsica music)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition