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Meaning of MUSIC

Pronunciation:  'myoozik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
  2. [n]  punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
  3. [n]  any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
  4. [n]  the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
  5. [n]  a musical composition in printed or written form; "she turned the pages of the music as he played"
  6. [n]  an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

MUSIC is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: euphony, medicine, sheet music
 See Also: activity, air, antiphony, art, auditory sensation, Bach, ballet, beats per minute, Beethoven, bell ringing, bpm, Brahms, carillon, carillon playing, Chopin, chorus, composition, concerted music, drumming, fine art, genre, Gilbert and Sullivan, Handel, harmony, Haydn, intonation, lead sheet, line, M.M., melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, metronome marking, monody, monophonic music, Mozart, music genre, music of the spheres, musical, musical comedy, musical composition, musical genre, musical harmony, musical score, musical style, musical theater, opus, overture, part music, penalisation, penalization, penalty, percussion, piano music, piano music, piece, piece of music, polyphonic music, polyphony, polytonalism, polytonality, popularism, prelude, punishment, refrain, score, section, serial music, serialism, sound, strain, Stravinsky, subdivision, syncopation, tune, vocal music, Wagner, whistling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mu"sic\, n. [F. musique, fr. L. musica, Gr. ? (sc. ?),
any art over which the Muses presided, especially music,
lyric poetry set and sung to music, fr. ? belonging to Muses
or fine arts, fr. ? Muse.]
1. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i.
   e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform
   and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various
   degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which
   treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties,
   dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art
   of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.

Note: Not all sounds are tones. Sounds may be unmusical and
      yet please the ear. Music deals with tones, and with no
      other sounds. See {Tone}.

   (a) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable
       succession of tones.
   (b) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous

3. The written and printed notation of a musical composition;
   the score.

4. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.

         The man that hath no music in himself Nor is not
         moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for
         treasons, stratagems, and spoils.     --Shak.

5. (Zo["o]l.) A more or less musical sound made by many of
   the lower animals. See {Stridulation}.

{Magic music}, a game in which a person is guided in finding
   a hidden article, or in doing a specific art required, by
   music which is made more loud or rapid as he approaches
   success, and slower as he recedes. --Tennyson.

{Music box}. See {Musical box}, under {Musical}.

{Music hall}, a place for public musical entertainments.

{Music loft}, a gallery for musicians, as in a dancing room
   or a church.

{Music of the spheres}, the harmony supposed to be produced
   by the accordant movement of the celestial spheres.

{Music paper}, paper ruled with the musical staff, for the
   use of composers and copyists.

{Music pen}, a pen for ruling at one time the five lines of
   the musical staff.

{Music shell} (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored marine
   gastropod shell ({Voluta musica}) found in the East
   Indies; -- so called because the color markings often
   resemble printed music. Sometimes applied to other shells
   similarly marked.

{To face the music}, to meet any disagreeable necessity
   without flinching. [Colloq. or Slang]

Computing Dictionary

A series of languages for musical sound synthesis from bell labs, 1960's. Versions: Music I through Music V.

["An Acoustical Compiler for Music and Psychological Stimuli", M.V. Mathews, Bell Sys Tech J 40 (1961)].

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing harmonious and soothing music in your dream, is a good omen of prosperity, pleasure and the expression of your emotions in a positive way. Music serves to heal the soul. Hearing discordant music in your dream means unhappiness and troubles in the home.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After the Deluge, the first mention of music is in the account of Laban's interview with Jacob (Gen. 31:27). After their triumphal passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang their song of deliverance (Ex. 15).

But the period of Samuel, David, and Solomon was the golden age of Hebrew music, as it was of Hebrew poetry. Music was now for the first time systematically cultivated. It was an essential part of training in the schools of the prophets (1 Sam. 10:5; 19:19-24; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Chr. 25:6). There now arose also a class of professional singers (2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl. 2:8). The temple, however, was the great school of music. In the conducting of its services large bands of trained singers and players on instruments were constantly employed (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Chr. 15; 16; 23;5; 25:1-6).

In private life also music seems to have held an important place among the Hebrews (Eccl. 2:8; Amos 6:4-6; Isa. 5:11, 12; 24:8, 9; Ps. 137; Jer. 48:33; Luke 15:25).

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