Translation of music in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːzɪk/


  • 1.1 (art form) música (f) she's listening to some music está escuchando música to make music tocar* música to set o put sth to music ponerle* música a algo the news/his reply was music to her ears la noticia/su respuesta le sonó a música celestial to face the music afrontar las consecuencias, apechugar* con las consecuencias [familiar/colloquial] (before n) [lesson/teacher/festival] de música music critic crítico, -ca (m,f) musical or de música music lover melómano, -na (m,f)
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    • He combined his interests in music and literature with first class science.
    • We often think of music as expressing emotions, and research has backed this notion up.
    • She started to play the clarinet and studied music at university in Wolverhampton.
    1.2 (written notes) partitura (f), música (f) can you read music? ¿sabes solfeo?, ¿sabes leer música? (before n) music book libro (m) de música music paper papel (m) pautado or de música music stand atril (m)
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    • I'm of the personal opinion that anyone who writes a bit of music with six flat signs is just plain showing off.
    • His computer held a program which let him write down music and print it out, and it also acted as a database for tunes.
    • How envious I am of those who can read music and make musical instruments come alive.

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