mu·​si·​cal·​i·​ty | \ ˌmyü-zi-ˈka-lə-tē \

Definition of musicality

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

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But McCartney’s post-Beatles career, while not as historically important or undeniably potent as the 13 albums that quartet churned out in the 1960s, offers a much richer look at Macca’s artistry and musicality. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "How I Became a Paul McCartney Fan: Discovering the Depths of the Former Beatle's Underappreciated Solo Catalog," 18 June 2018 Dancers are judged on technique and variety, musicality and performance, and creativity and personality. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Breakdancing Underdog at 60," 3 Nov. 2018 Image Tom Murphy, an influential Irish playwright known for dark tales told with a rustic musicality, died on Tuesday in Dublin. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Tom Murphy, Acclaimed Irish Playwright, Is Dead at 83," 16 May 2018 The overall message of the evening was the power and importance of musicality, both live instrumentation and strong vocal abilities. Brandon T. Harden,, "Jill Scott, Boyz II Men deliver sizzling homecoming performances at WDAS Summer Block Party," 1 July 2018 How does their musicality play into a seemingly simple essence of motion? Gia Kourlas, New York Times, "French Olympic Ice Dancers Make Skating as Ethereal as Ballet," 20 Feb. 2018 Their debut album, Daddy, which arrived on June 15, confronts heteronormativity and conventions of gender expression alongside abrasive musicality. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "GRLwood Host Basement Rager in 'Bisexual' Video: Premiere," 13 July 2018 Even when annoying, the narration sounds great, thanks to the murmury musicality of Salles’s Portuguese. Mark Feeney,, "Looking back on the upheaval of the ’60s," 15 May 2018 One way of exploring musicality before Stone Age flautists crashed Europe is to study hominid anatomy. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Science of Music," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of musicality

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of musicality was in 1850

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