Definition of classical music in English:

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classical music

noun

[mass noun]
1Serious music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.
Example sentences
  • This data set was split into two broad categories of classical music and popular music.
  • He writes books of poetry but his contact with classical music had been rather limited thus far.
  • He said classical music was still popular among the youth, but it needed the medium of films to generate interest.
1.1(More specifically) music written in the European tradition during a period lasting approximately from 1750 to 1830, when forms such as the symphony, concerto, and sonata were standardized.

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