mu·​si·​cale | \ ˌmyü-zi-ˈkal How to pronounce musicale (audio) \

Definition of musicale

: a social entertainment with music as the leading feature

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Examples of musicale in a Sentence

gathered every month in someone's home for an informal musicale
Recent Examples on the Web In 2013, John Pizzarelli figured among a handful of musicians invited to the Supreme Court’s annual musicale. oregonlive, "Live music in Portland: 25 January concerts you won’t want to miss," 30 Dec. 2019 Having left her 1-year-old daughter, Millicent, in Washington with her parents, Mabel solaced herself with the bustle of dinners, carriage rides, musicales and games of whist mainly organized by the town’s eminent couple, Susan and Austin Dickinson. Brenda Wineapple, WSJ, "‘After Emily’ Review: The Belles of Amherst," 25 Oct. 2018 With Centennial chairwoman Jan Buckley, gala chairs Deepa Pakianathan and Diane Zack led a musicale — its largest ever — that raised more than $1 million for student scholarships and community engagement programs on March 19. Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle, "Conservatory of Music celebrates centennial by raising $1 million," 27 Mar. 2018 At one of the musicales, Mrs. Bodine had a first date with her future husband, John W. Bodine. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Elizabeth R. Bodine, 96, English teacher and world traveler," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of musicale

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for musicale

French soirée musicale, literally, musical evening

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The first known use of musicale was in 1871

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“Musicale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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