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 In 2017, Koffee, who was unknown at the time, recorded an acoustic tribute to the sprinter Usain Bolt that showed off her musicality and her reverence for Jamaican culture. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 His visceral musicality, fresh interpretations, and idiosyncratic yet somehow effective gestures are the envy of the conducting world. David Thomas, National Review, 15 Mar. 2022 And above all else her sheer musicality, her artistry, shines throughout. Jem Aswad, Variety, 15 Feb. 2022 Not just because of its musicality, but because of its circumstance. Charli Xcx, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2022 Correspondent Rita Braver goes behind the scenes of Rainbow's viral videos, produced in his bedroom with a cast of one (joined by presidents, lawmakers and media figures), that are renowned for their musicality and political bite. CBS News, 7 Apr. 2022 And so commenced a herky-jerky jam that succeeded, if not for its musicality, then for its surrealist quality. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 2022 Such a paragraph shows why Machen was so acclaimed for the musicality of his prose. Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020 The subjective responses of other cats are the relevant criteria by which to judge the sound’s musicality. David George Haskell, Wired, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of musicality

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Musicality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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