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Definitions of music

  1. punishment for one's actions; " you have to face the music"; " take your medicine"
  2. an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  3. musical activity ( singing or whistling etc.); " his music was his central interest"
  4. the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments ( or reproductions of such sounds)
  5. ( music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments ( or reproductions of such sounds)
  6. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.
  7. Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.
  8. Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
  9. The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.
  10. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
  11. A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.
  12. The art or science of the pleasing or harmonious expression of combinations of sound tones; harmony or melody; a musical composition; such a composition written or printed.
  13. Art of combining harmonious sounds; science of harmony; a musical composition.
  14. Musical.
  15. The rhythmic combination of tones; pleasing succession of sounds; science of harmony.
  16. Melody or harmony; any succession of sound so modulated as to please the ear; the science of harmonic sounds, or the art of producing such; rhythmic order.
  17. Any succession of sounds, or combination of sounds, which please and delight the ear; the science of harmonical sounds.
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Usage examples for music

  1. Life would be like your own music, if I could breathe it away at your feet!" – Paul Clifford, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Perhaps some of you will play, and I'll open the door so that mamma can hear the music from upstairs." – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  3. He decided not to say a word about his condition to Daniel, then all taken up with himself and his music. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  4. They sat out together for a long time in the corner of a small drawing- room, far away from the music. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  5. I am too angry to care for music. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Music is not the Truth. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  7. Oh, the bad music! – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  8. I love to hear your Music! – Punch 1893.07.29 by Various
  9. After awhile, he heard the sound of beautiful music. – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  10. Our little hero had another talent besides music. – Child's Own Book of Great Musicians: Verdi by Thomas Tapper
  11. That's all very well, said Number Seven, but I wish we could get the old- time music back again. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  12. Think of the music! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  13. I like the quiet and the music. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  14. No, no, gov'nor, it's only music, and I like that. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  15. " He is popular as a turn at a music hall is," answered Joan. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. Then there was the music. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  17. But she dropped her music when she came here; there seemed to be no time, no time, no time. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  18. Fainter they grew- and yet fainter- like the music of a dream- till at last they died away into silence. – A Child's Story Garden by Compiled by Elizabeth Heber
  19. He said: " There goes the music. – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  20. We do not stop like music. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
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