Definition of musique concrète in English:

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musique concrète

Pronunciation: /mo͝oˌzēk känˈkret/


Music constructed by mixing recorded sounds, first developed by experimental composers in the 1940s.
Example sentences
  • He is a well-known laptop performer, using the latest computer and music hardware and software to produce a kind of musique concrète.
  • In fact many of them reminded me of the experiments I was doing in the 1950s with musique concrète, using monophonic tape recorders, dropping marbles on to a piano sounding board and so on.
  • The instrumentalists' self-titled debut focused on extraneous (but ultimately rewarding) studies in minimalism, occasionally interrupted by doses of self-sabotaging musique concrète.


French, literally 'concrete music'.

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Syllabification: mu·sique con·crète

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