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    1. mu·sic
      IPA[ˈmyo͞ozik]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion:

        couples were dancing to the music baroque music
      • 2. the art or science of composing or performing music:

        he devoted his life to music
      • 3. a sound perceived as pleasingly harmonious:

        the background music of softly lapping water
      • 4. the written or printed signs representing vocal or instrumental sound:

        Tony learned to read music
      • 5. the score or scores of a musical composition or compositions:

        the music was open on a stand
    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: music

      • noun

        vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion:

        the art or science of composing or performing music:

      • n. noun

        idle chatter.

        used to refer to a pitched ball that passes very close to the batter's chin:

      • n. noun

        traditional music from the developing world.

        Western popular music incorporating elements of traditional music from the developing world.

      • n. noun

        serious or conventional music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.

        (more specifically) music written in the European tradition during a period lasting approximately from 1750 to 1830, when forms such as the symphony, concerto, and sonata were standardized.

      • n. noun

        printed music, as opposed to performed or recorded music.

        music published in single or interleaved sheets, not bound.

      • n. noun

        a theater where musical events are staged.

        a form of variety entertainment popular in Britain from circa 1850, consisting of singing, dancing, comedy, acrobatics, and novelty acts. Its popularity declined after World War I with the rise of the movie industry.

      • n. noun

        music used in a film or play as a background to create or enhance a particular atmosphere.
      • n. noun

        a kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music, popularized by African-Americans. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery, it is associated with performers such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Otis Redding.
      • n. noun

        music popular among or played by black people, especially jazz and blues.
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