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Definitions of music

  1. any agreeable ( pleasing and harmonious) sounds; " he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
  2. punishment for one's actions; " you have to face the music"; " take your medicine"
  3. an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  4. musical activity ( singing or whistling etc.); " his music was his central interest"
  5. the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments ( or reproductions of such sounds)
  6. a musical composition in printed or written form; " she turned the pages of the music as he played"
  7. ( music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments ( or reproductions of such sounds)
  8. 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.
  9. Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.
  10. Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
  11. The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.
  12. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
  13. A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.
  14. 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.
  15. Melody or harmony: the science which treats of harmony: the art of combining sounds so as to please the ear: a musical composition.
  16. Art of combining harmonious sounds; science of harmony; a musical composition.
  17. Musical.
  18. The rhythmic combination of tones; pleasing succession of sounds; science of harmony.
  19. 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.
  20. Any succession of sounds, or combination of sounds, which please and delight the ear; the science of harmonical sounds.
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Quotes of music

  1. A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. – Ian Anderson
  2. The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear. – Erykah Badu
  3. I think that's one of the things that has always put me in kind of an odd niche. It's that all of my understanding of orchestral music is via film, not via classical music like it's supposed to be. To me it's the same, it doesn't make any difference. – Danny Elfman
  4. I was improvising before I was reading music I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets. – Pete Fountain
  5. The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens. – Eduard Hanslick
  6. While there used to be one or two Pops orchestras, now there are all kinds of European orchestras that suddenly look upon this as a golden wand that can enable them to make money recording this music – Skitch Henderson
  7. Hip -Hop isn't just music it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can't just call Hip -Hop a trend! – Lauryn Hill
  8. If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it? – Keith Jarrett
  9. 90% of every art form is garbage- dance and stand -up, painting and music Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on. – Patton Oswalt
  10. A lot of people are going to hate me for saying this, but one of my least favorite kinds of music or the kind of music that I feel I've so got out of my system, is musicals music – Guy Pearce
  11. I am really addicted to music – Gavin Rossdale
  12. Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo. – Karlheinz Stockhausen
  13. I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill. – Bryan White
  14. I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music and enjoy it as much as I ever have. – Kim Wilde
  15. I don't sing country music because I'm not capable of singing other kinds of music I sing it because I think it's the most beautiful kind of music there is. – Lee Ann Womack

Usage examples for music

  1. Oh, the bad music – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. 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
  3. I love to hear your Music – Punch 1893.07.29 by Various
  4. After awhile, he heard the sound of beautiful music – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  5. 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
  6. We do not stop like music – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  7. I am too angry to care for music – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Our little hero had another talent besides music – Child's Own Book of Great Musicians: Verdi by Thomas Tapper
  9. 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
  10. " He is popular as a turn at a music hall is," answered Joan. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. He said: " There goes the music – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  12. Music is not the Truth. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  13. Life would be like your own music if I could breathe it away at your feet!" – Paul Clifford, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. 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
  15. Think of the music – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  16. 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
  17. 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)
  18. Then there was the music – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  19. I like the quiet and the music – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. No, no, gov'nor, it's only music and I like that. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn

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