musicality

noun
mu·​si·​cal·​i·​ty | \ ˌmyü-zi-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce musicality (audio) \

Definition of musicality

1 : sensitivity to, knowledge of, or talent for music
2 : the quality or state of being musical : melodiousness

Examples of musicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poem also signposted a creator who had a real ear for words, and could understand their rhythm and musicality. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "Kobe Bryant's other great gift was storytelling," 27 Jan. 2020 Ailee, Butterfly Ailee has consistently blown listeners away with her soulful, Beyoncé-like vocals and Butterfly is a timestamp for her growing musicality and genre exploration. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best K-pop Albums of 2019: Critics' Picks," 31 Dec. 2019 His emotions and his musicality are hooked up in a distinctive, quietly persuasive fashion. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Review: A Dance About Gun Violence? ‘Ode’ Is Daring and Delicate," 11 Dec. 2019 Both of her kids with Urban share their dad's musicality, for one: Faith plays violin, while Sunday plays piano. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Nicole Kidman Shared an Adorable Throwback Photo to Celebrate Her Daughter Faith's 9th Birthday," 30 Dec. 2019 Lately, though, the Danish artist has transitioned uncommonly well to the podium, bringing his violinist’s insight and profound musicality to bear on orchestral repertoire of just about every stripe. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra closes fall classical season in bright, shining fashion," 6 Dec. 2019 Weaknesses came to light in the series of classical variations, which often hamper City Ballet dancers — their musicality is the first thing to go. New York Times, "New York City Ballet Is Back, and the Real Jewels Are the Dancers," 19 Sep. 2019 But its distinctiveness stemmed from John Fogerty’s musicality. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Everybody forgets Creedence Clearwater Revival headlined Woodstock in 1969. A new live recording will change that.," 14 Aug. 2019 Perlman threw off the finale’s technically challenging passages finale with apparent ease, and with a welcome musicality. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Classical reviews: Perlman’s triumph at Ravinia; Grant Park’s disappointing finale," 18 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'musicality.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of musicality

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about musicality

Time Traveler for musicality

Time Traveler

The first known use of musicality was in 1850

See more words from the same year

Statistics for musicality

Last Updated

3 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Musicality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musicality. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on musicality

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with musicality

Comments on musicality

What made you want to look up musicality? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!