music

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman musik, musike, Old French musique, and their source Latin mūsica, from Ancient Greek μουσική (mousikḗ) (τέχνη (tékhnē)) "(art) of the Muses".

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music (usually uncountable, plural musics)

  1. A sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time.
    I keep listening to this music because it's eargasmic.
  2. (figuratively) Any pleasing or interesting sounds.
  3. An art form, created by organizing of pitch, rhythm, and sounds made using musical instruments and sometimes singing
  4. A guide to playing or singing a particular tune; sheet music.

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Verb[edit]

music (third-person singular simple present musics, present participle musicking, simple past and past participle musicked)

  1. (transitive) To seduce or entice with music.

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  • music in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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music (comparative plus music, superlative le plus music)

  1. musical, of, or pertaining to music.

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