Definition of musicale in English:


Line breaks: musi|cale
Pronunciation: /ˌmjuːzɪˈkɑːl


North American
  • A musical gathering or concert: musicales at which Anita and her mother played the piano
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    • The songs of the day, published in sheet music for womenfolk to play in parlor musicales, tended toward sing-along novelties and Victorian laments such as ‘Oh Promise Me.’
    • It was rooted in the parlour musicales, the outdoor sing-songs, the marching bands, the hymns stoutly sung in church, and other impressions of his boyhood; its poetry is that of a pastoral New England before the motor car.
    • His schedule during the spring semester includes a performance with the Midwest Children's Choir Festival in February and a scholarship musicale in April.


late 19th century: French, from soirée musicale 'evening of music'.

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