Definition of music in English:
- Participants should come with a prepared piece of baroque solo violin music.
- Local instrumental and vocal music is very popular, as are songs from other Arab countries.
- Baroque music like this requires a distinguished ensemble with virtuosi performers.
- 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.
- 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.
- The industry is seeing more and more teachers buying from outside suppliers of print music and instruments through the Internet, mail order catalogues, and other retailers.
- He could always churn out a couple of pieces on a piano even without his music.
- It also enables local societies to borrow extensive collections of music scores for performances.
- 1music of the spheres
- see sphere.
- 2music to one's ears
- Something that is very pleasant or gratifying to hear or discover: the commission’s report was music to the ears of the governmentMore example sentences
- And this is why it was music to my ears when I heard the President today say that he believes in after school programs, that he believes in taking care of those kids.
- It was one of my goals when I started, you see, so that's music to my ears, to hear someone say that.
- Even an acknowledgement that ‘mistakes were made ‘- a notorious passive-voice, bureaucratic quasi-evasion of responsibility - would be music to our ears just about now.’
Middle English: from Old French musique, via Latin from Greek mousikē (tekhnē) '(art) of the Muses', from mousa 'muse'.
muse from Middle English:
People who muse look thoughtful and reflective, and the word probably originally referred to facial expression, as it is related to muzzle (Late Middle English) ( see also amuse). It has no connection with the Muses of classical mythology, the nine goddesses regarded as inspiring learning and the arts. The Greek word for a Muse, mousa, is also the source of music (Middle English) and museum (early 17th century). An institute called the Museum was established at Alexandria in about 280 bc by Ptolemy I of Egypt, and became the most renowned of the museums in the ancient world. The word museum means ‘seat of the Muses, place dedicated to the Muses’. Old astronomers imagined the universe to consist of transparent hollow globes that revolved round the earth carrying the heavenly bodies and making a harmonious sound known as the music of the spheres. Many other things have been regarded as making music, such as birds, running brooks, and packs of hounds—since the 1930s a man and woman making love have been said to make beautiful music together.
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