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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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.
    • 2013 November 22, Ian Sample, “Music lessons in early childhood may improve brain's performance”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 189, number 24, page 32:
      Music lessons in early childhood lead to changes in the brain that could improve its performance far into adulthood, researchers say.
  2. (figuratively) Any pleasing or interesting sounds.
    • 1856, John Esten Cooke, The Virginia Comedians[2], page 247:
      “Oh! this was very kind,” she said, with that simplicity and tenderness, which at times made her voice pure music, “I could not have expected you so soon.”
  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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References[edit]

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

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music (comparative plus music, superlative le plus music)

  1. musical, of, or pertaining to music.

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Noun[edit]

music (plural musics)

  1. Alternative form of musike

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