mu·​si·​cal·​i·​ty ˌmyü-zi-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce musicality (audio)
: sensitivity to, knowledge of, or talent for music
: the quality or state of being musical : melodiousness

Examples of musicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lang Lang credits the arrangers of his album — Stephen Hough, Natalie Tenenbaum and Randy Kerber — for enriching the musicality of the tunes and putting his virtuosity on full display. Daniel Kany, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024 Her technique is strong, including control of movement, flexibility, strength, musicality, and her performance qualities draw the audience into her dance story. Heide Janssen, Orange County Register, 17 Mar. 2024 The band notes that the addition of Lewis stepped up the high-energy musicality that the trio had honed on two previous albums and countless shows. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 That innate knowledge of the artistry and musicality of Bob Marley & the Wailers allowed Barrett Jr. to pick up some slack on minor details which also doubled as incredibly consequential components of the film’s major music scenes. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2024 His choreography and musicality make his performances so very engaging. Heide Janssen, Orange County Register, 17 Mar. 2024 The narration, wonderfully performed by Fernanda Echevarría del Rivero, captures the musicality of Mexican Spanish — as well as Kahlo’s irreverent personality. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Fans may be surprised by the distinction — this is a band long celebrated for their directness, in musicality and otherwise. Maria Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 Trending on Billboard With Rita – alongside children Cedella and Ziggy Marley – acting as co-producers, a commitment to a sincere and respectful portrayal of Bob Marley’s musicality, reggae history and Jamaican culture anchored the film’s journey to the silver screen. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of musicality was in 1850

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“Musicality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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mu·​si·​cal·​i·​ty ˌmyü-zi-ˈkal-ət-ē How to pronounce musicality (audio)
: the quality of being musical or melodious
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