absolute music

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈmju.sɪk/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈmju.sɪk/

Noun[edit]

absolute music (uncountable)

  1. Instrumental music having an intellectual and affective content, which depends solely on its rhythmic, melodic, and contrapuntal structure.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1971, Costello, Robert B. et al., The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, page 5: