ex·​tra·​mu·​si·​cal | \ ˌek-strə-ˈmyü-zi-kəl How to pronounce extramusical (audio) \

Definition of extramusical

: lying outside the province of music

Examples of extramusical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The music business tallies hits, streams, sales and profits, but generally fails to provide extramusical tools for the tolls of success. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Juice WRLD and the Tragic End of the SoundCloud Rap Era," 9 Dec. 2019 Best-case scenario, all of this extramusical talk pushes us right up to the unspeakable sensation of how the mystery actually feels. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "Burna Boy is an ‘African Giant’ with a sound that defies geography," 6 Sep. 2019 So, despite Helmchen’s gradations of touch, tone and color, his swift, clean interpretations suggested the pieces had been pretty much unencumbered by extramusical associations. Alan Artner, chicagotribune.com, "German pianist Martin Helmchen closes Piano Series with Orchestra Hall recital," 11 June 2018 The Beethoven, however, was more convincing, perhaps because its challenges stem from being a masterpiece unclouded by extramusical inspirations and references. Alan Artner, chicagotribune.com, "German pianist Martin Helmchen closes Piano Series with Orchestra Hall recital," 11 June 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Extramusical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extramusical. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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