music

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See also: Music and músic

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English musik, musike, from Anglo-Norman musik, musike, Old French musique, and their source Latin mūsica, from Ancient Greek μουσική (mousikḗ)

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Noun[edit]

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 a masterpiece.
  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.

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: likely · beneath · conversation · #835: music · direction · o' · eight

References[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

music (comparative plus music, superlative le plus music)

  1. musical, of, or pertaining to music.

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