musicology

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noun mu·si·col·o·gy \ˌmyü-zi-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Definition of musicology

  1. :  the study of music as a branch of knowledge or field of research as distinct from composition or performance

musicological

play \-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

musicologist

play \-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of musicology

Italian musicologia, from Latin musica music + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1845


MUSICOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

musicology

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noun mu·si·col·o·gy \ˌmyü-zi-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Definition of musicology for English Language Learners

  • : the study of music as an area of knowledge or as a field of research


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