noun mu·si·col·o·gy \ˌmyü-zi-ˈkä-lə-jē\

: the study of music as an area of knowledge or as a field of research

Full Definition of MUSICOLOGY

:  the study of music as a branch of knowledge or field of research as distinct from composition or performance
mu·si·co·log·i·cal \-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
mu·si·col·o·gist \-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun


Italian musicologia, from Latin musica music + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1909


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