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musical

adjective mu·si·cal \ ˈmyü-zi-kəl \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of musical

1 a : of or relating to music
b : having the pleasing harmonious qualities of music : melodious
2 : having an interest in or talent for music
3 : set to or accompanied by music
4 : of or relating to musicians or music lovers

musically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of musical in a Sentence

  1. She has a very musical voice.

  2. the musical sounds of the babbling brook

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Origin and Etymology of musical

Middle English, from Medieval Latin musicalis, from musica


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musical

noun

Definition of musical

1 archaic : musicale
2 : a film or theatrical production typically of a sentimental or humorous nature that consists of musical numbers and dialogue based on a unifying plot

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First Known Use of musical

1823

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MUSICAL Defined for English Language Learners

musical

Definition of musical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to music

  • : having the pleasing qualities of music

  • : enjoying music : having a talent for playing music


musical

Definition of musical for English Language Learners

  • : a movie or play that tells a story with songs and often dancing


MUSICAL Defined for Kids

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musical

adjective mu·si·cal \ ˈmyü-zi-kəl \

Definition of musical for Students

1 : having to do with music or the writing or performing of music
  • musical instruments
2 : pleasing like music
  • a musical voice
3 : fond of or talented in music
  • a musical family
4 : set to music
  • a musical play

musically

adverb
  • a musically talented child

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musical

noun

Definition of musical for Students

: a movie or play that tells a story with both speaking and singing


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