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Meaning of "music" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MUSIC

Via Old French from Latin mūsica, from Greek mousikē ( tekhnē) (art) belonging to the Muses, from MousaMuse.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MUSIC

music  [ˈmjuːzɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MUSIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Music is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

music

Music

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions, through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided among art music and folk music. There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics. Music may be played and heard live, may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded. To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies.

Definition of music in the English dictionary

The first definition of music in the dictionary is an art form consisting of sequences of sounds in time, esp tones of definite pitch organized melodically, harmonically, rhythmically and according to tone colour. Other definition of music is such an art form characteristic of a particular people, culture, or tradition. Music is also the sounds so produced, esp by singing or musical instruments.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MUSIC


algesic
ælˈdʒiːzɪk
analgesic
ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk
antimusic
ˈæntɪˌmjuːzɪk
Ashkenazic
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪk
biphasic
baɪˈfeɪzɪk
boeremusiek
ˈbʊərəˌmjuːzɪk
early-music
ˈɜːlɪ ˈmjuːzɪk
hyperalgesic
ˌhaɪpərælˈdʒiːzɪk
Keswick
ˈkɛzɪk
lignocellulosic
ˌlɪɡnəʊˌsɛljʊˈləʊzɪk
mesic
ˈmiːzɪk
metaphysic
ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk
monophasic
ˌmɒnəʊˈfeɪzɪk
multiphasic
ˌmʌltɪˈfeɪzɪk
nonmusic
ˌnɒnˈmjuːzɪk
phasic
ˈfeɪzɪk
physic
ˈfɪzɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MUSIC

mushy peas
music box
music case
music centre
music critic
music director
music drama
music festival
music hall
music lover
music of the spheres
music paper
music roll
music stand
music stool
music theatre
music to one´s ears
music video
musical
musical box

WORDS THAT END LIKE MUSIC

art music
background music
chamber music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
gospel music
House music
piano music
pop music
popular music
rap music
rock music
sheet music
soul music
swing music
theme music
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of music in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «music» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MUSIC

Find out the translation of music to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of music from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «music» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

音乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

música
570 millions of speakers

English

music
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُوسِيقَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

музыка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

música
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্গীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Muzik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Musik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

音楽
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

음악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Musik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm nhạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

müzik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

musica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

muzyka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

музика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muzică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μουσική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

musiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

musik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

musikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of music

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSIC»

The term «music» is very widely used and occupies the 362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «music» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «music» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about music

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10 QUOTES WITH «MUSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word music.
1
Jon Anderson
I love X-Games music.
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Ralph Bakshi
Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.
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Justine Bateman
I needed a concept of God that worked for me, and I wound up giving my life to Jesus Christ. I thought I was always going to have to wear skirts over my knees, not be able to listen to music, and have no personality. Fortunately, it's so completely opposite.
4
Big Boi
I listen to all types of music so I'm influenced by everything.
5
Peabo Bryson
Every significant event that takes place in our lives is set to some kind of music.
6
Ken Burns
I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content.
7
Alejo Carpentier
I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
8
John Coltrane
When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.
9
Miles Davis
For me, music and life are all about style.
10
Bill Dixon
If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MUSIC»

Discover the use of music in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to music and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
Donald S. Passman, 2011
2
Migrating Music
. With case studies from across the world this ground-breaking collection shows how migrating music is key to the construction of a still-emerging, global cosmopolitan imagination.
Jason Toynbee, Byron Dueck, University Fellow in Music Byron Dueck, 2011
3
Music and Conflict
This volume charts a new frontier of applied ethnomusicology by highlighting the role of music in both inciting and resolving a spectrum of social and political conflicts in the contemporary world.
John Morgan O'Connell, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, 2010
4
Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business
Features business and legal advice for bands, covering such topics as drafting a partnership agreement, using samples, registering a band name, selling and licensing music, touring on a budget, and understanding record contracts.
Richard Stim, 2012
5
Music Education: Cultural Values, Social Change and Innovation
This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education.
Robert Walker, 2007
6
African Music: Traditional and Contemporary
It is customary in the Western world for people to use the term African music as if it were a single clearly identifiable phenomenon.
Alexander Akorlie Agordoh, 2005
7
Music: Physician for Times to Come
Ancient cultures knew that sounds and music profoundly affected mood and healing. Campbell has compiled an anthology of essays from prominent psychologists, doctors, teachers and music therapists to bring that concept into the present.
‎2000
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Country Music Records : A Discography, 1921-1942: A ...
With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this ...
Tony Russell, Bob Pinson, 2004
9
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
The distinguished composer discusses the phenomenon of music, its composition and performance, music typology, and the avatars of Russian music
Igor Stravinsky, 1970
10
Cultivating Music: The Aspirations, Interests, and Limits of ...
They believed that "music" referred to the autonomous musical work, meaningful in and of itself to those cultivated to experience it properly.
David Gramit, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MUSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term music is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Nicki Minaj debate is bigger than Taylor Swift's ego
When Minaj tweeted about black artists being sidelined by the music industry, it sparked an online spat with Taylor Swift. Didn't the misjudged ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Music: Thinking style could predict favourite tunes
A person's taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think, researchers at Cambridge University say. Published in Plos One, ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Music therapy helps people with dementia - and their carers
The healing power of music is well known, but researchers have found that it has benefits not just for those suffering from dementia, but also for ... «BT.com, Jul 15»
4
Taylor Swift listeners have more empathy while Sex pistols fans are …
Scientists have discovered that music listeners usually fall into one of two camps; those who are empathisers, and those who are systemisers. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
The Argument for Regulating Music Publishers…
It's undeniable that the music industry is highly concentrated. While there are more people making music than ever before and more ways for ... «Digital Music News, Jul 15»
6
Are You an Empathetic or Analytical Thinker? Your Music Playlist …
While music preference has already been linked to characteristics such as age, gender, and personality (extraverted people, for example, tend ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
7
Music labels weigh yanking YouTube videos over ad money
YouTube's exploding mobile traffic is creating a new source of friction between the world's No. 1 content distributor and the music industry, ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
8
David Beckham amazed by difference music therapy has made to …
Football legend David Beckham visited charity Nordoff Robbins and met 11-year-old Romano whose life has been changed by the music ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Al Franken asks for Apple Music investigation that's already happening
With that said, it's fun to pretend that Apple Music's bugginess and occasional outages have driven him into a legislative rage, right? Franken ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
10
As a composer I want people to hear live music – but we shouldn't …
I do it occasionally because I want people to hear my music; but as the ... So hats off to the Hallé, but let's not forget that live music is well worth ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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