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music

mu·sic

music

 
 
pronunciation:
myu zihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sound with tones and rhythm that can be listened to and enjoyed. Music can be made by voices or instruments.
When the music started, people clapped their hands and tapped their feet.
similar words:
harmony, melody, rhythm, sound
definition 2: the art of taking different tones and rhythms and making them into a piece that can be played or sung; the art of creating a musical composition.
We learned about the history of music in the United States by listening to CDs.
similar words:
creativity, ear
definition 3: a work of art that can be played or sung. It is made by combining tones and rhythms into a complete musical piece.
Do you like this music by my favorite composer?
synonyms:
composition, piece, song, tune
similar words:
symphony, work
definition 4: the written or printed signs for a musical piece; the written form of a musical composition; score.
I bought the music for some of my favorite songs so I could play them on the piano.
synonyms:
score
similar words:
arrangement, notation
Word Builder: music +
  • musical1:
    having to do with music.
  • musical2:
    a play with songs and other music.
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broader categories that include music
conventionally associated with music
god of music
illegal use of music
some musical scales
some accessories for music
some actions of making music
some categories of ranges in music
some descriptions of music
some elements of music
some examples of music
some groups that perform music
some kinds of music
some notations in music
some parts of music
some people associated with music
some performances of music
some sounds of music
some sources of music
some units for measuring music
Word Parts
The word music contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.