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Meaning of MUSICAL

Pronunciation:  'myoozikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  2. [adj]  containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"
  3. [adj]  characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; "a musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"
  4. [adj]  talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical family"
  5. [adj]  characterized by or capable of producing music; "a musical evening"; "musical instruments"

MUSICAL is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: ariose, canorous, cantabile, chanted, dulcet, honeyed, liquid, lyrical, mellifluous, mellisonant, melodic, melodious, musical comedy, musical theater, philharmonic, singable, singing, songful, songlike, sweet
 Antonyms: dissonant, nonmusical, unmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical
 See Also: music, play



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mu"sic*al\, a. [Cf. F. musical.]
    Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or
    the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious;
    harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical
    instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.
    {Musical}, or {Music}, {box}, a box or case containing
       apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes
    {Musical fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish which utters sounds under
       water, as the drumfish, grunt, gizzard shad, etc.
    {Musical glasses}, glass goblets or bowls so tuned and
       arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical
       notes. CF. {Harmonica}, 1.
  2. \Mu"sic*al\, n.
    1. Music. [Obs.]
             To fetch home May with their musical. --Spenser.
    2. A social entertainment of which music is the leading
       feature; a musical party. [Colloq.]
Thesaurus Terms
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