Simple Definition of music
: sounds that are sung by voices or played on musical instruments
: written or printed symbols showing how music should be played or sung
: the art or skill of creating or performing music
Full Definition of music
1 a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony
3 : a musical accompaniment <a play set to music>
4 : the score of a musical composition set down on paper
5 : a distinctive type or category of music <there is a music for everybody — Eric Salzman>
Examples of music
This is one of my favorite pieces of music.
performing music in front of an audience
dancing to the music of a big band
They are writing music for a new album.
a song with music by George Gershwin and words by Ira Gershwin
He is learning to read music.
She studied music in college.
Origin of music
Middle English musik, from Anglo-French musike, from Latin musica, from Greek mousikē any art presided over by the Muses, especially music, from feminine of mousikos of the Muses, from Mousa Muse
First Known Use: 13th century
MUSIC Defined for Kids
Definition of music
1 : an arrangement of sounds having melody, rhythm and usually harmony <classical music>
2 : the art of producing pleasing or expressive combinations of tones especially with melody, rhythm, and usually harmony <I want to study music in college.>
3 : a musical composition set down on paper <Bring your music.>
4 : a pleasing sound <Your voice is music to my ears.>
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