Music Definition

myo͝ozĭk
noun
The art and science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds or tones in varying melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, esp. so as to form structurally complete and emotionally expressive compositions.
Webster's New World
The sounds or tones so arranged, or the arrangement of these.
Webster's New World
A particular form, style, etc. of musical composition or a particular class of musical works or pieces.
Folk music.
Webster's New World
The written or printed score of a musical composition.
Webster's New World
Such scores considered as a group.
We keep our music in a stack near the piano.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
silence
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Other Word Forms of Music

Noun

Singular:
music
Plural:
musics

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Origin of Music

  • Middle English from Old French musique from Latin mūsica from Greek mousikē (tekhnē) (art) of the Muses feminine of mousikos of the Muses from Mousa Muse men-1 in Indo-European roots

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

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