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classical

clas·si·cal

classical

 
 
pronunciation:
klae sih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to ancient Greek and Roman culture.
The class is studying the gods of classical mythology this semester.The museum has a new exhibit of classical sculptures.
synonyms:
classic
similar words:
ancient, archaic, Greek
definition 2: having a style resembling that of Greek and Roman art and literature, esp. including the qualities of simplicity, restraint, and balance. (Cf. romantic.)
She admired classical poetry, but she found a classical style too restraining for her own compositions.
definition 3: of or pertaining to formal, composed music of the European tradition and especially to the form of this music originating in the eighteenth century. (Cf. popular, folk.)
Mozart and Beethoven were composers of classical music.We both enjoy classical music, but she prefers symphonies and I prefer chamber music.
similar words:
highbrow, longhair, symphonic
derivations: classically (adv.), classicalness (n.)
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The word classical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.