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music

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
18th-/19th- etc century art/music/literature
▪ Nothing compares with Florence's beautiful 15th-century architecture.
a CD/record/music collection
▪ Have you seen his CD collection?
a film/art/music etc critic
▪ He became the chief music critic for the Herald Tribune.
a film/music/dance/arts festival
▪ The movie won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
a film/music/poetry etc award
▪ the annual British music awards
a football/music/essay etc competition
▪ There’s a music competition in the town on June 12th.
a music/jazz/rock etc fan
▪ Jazz fans are in for a treat at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival.
alternative music/theatre etc
▪ Tucson’s alternative radio station
an art/music/drama college
▪ The Music College was founded in 1869.
baroque music/architecture/paintings etc
BBC6 Music
chamber music
chillout music
church music
▪ church music for small choirs
classical music/musician/composer etc
▪ a leading classical violinist
▪ a classical repertoire
contemporary art/music/dance
▪ Each year there is a contemporary music festival in November.
country music
dance music
▪ A small band was playing dance music.
elevator music
film music
▪ In 'La Strada', Nino Rota demonstrates the poetic power of film music.
folk music
house music
incidental music
live music
▪ A lot of the bars have live music.
mood music
music biz
▪ the music biz
music box
music hall
music lovers
music lovers
music stand
music/wine snob
piano music
▪ You can listen to live piano music while you dine.
piece of music/writing/sculpture etc
▪ some unusual pieces of sculpture
piped music
pop music
rock music
sheet music
soul music
the film/music industry (=the work of producing films or music)
▪ She would really like to work in the music industry.
the music/entertainment/computer etc business
▪ He started out working in the computer business.
the music/jazz etc scene
▪ She’s still involved in the music scene in London.
whale music/song (=sounds made by whales)
▪ Scientists believe that whale song is used to communicate.
world music
writers’/drama/music etc workshop
▪ They held a number of music workshops and seminars.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
alternative
▪ We declare that there is such a thing as alternative country music.
▪ But does Southern rock have a place in alternative music?
black
▪ Any blend of black and country music would have powerful precedents.
▪ The white execs had no interest in the effect this would have on the traditions of black music.
▪ There is also a steady turnover of smaller, and often short-lived, black music mags reflecting underground phenomena like hip-hop.
▪ But what I find interesting is the young black customers getting into older black music.
▪ He certainly doesn't hate all black music.
▪ The irony is that disco began as an extension of black dance music.
▪ Top 40 rock is increasingly dominated by black music.
▪ There were still no stations aimed exclusively at blacks and no stations that specialized in forms of black music besides swing.
classical
▪ Interviews with people who profess to enjoy classical music turn up all sorts and conditions of appreciation.
▪ She grew up to love classical music.
▪ The rich, and white, citizens are pulling up the cultural drawbridge to the sound of classical music.
▪ A lot of jazz and classical music was part of my music too, thanks to my uncle.
▪ The bus driver washed the windows as a classical music tape played from his dashboard.
▪ It's learned, hieratic, almost classical music, made by players from an hereditary elite.
▪ This is probably the safest choice that a rookie classical music giver can make this season.
contemporary
▪ One of the most disliked is contemporary music.
▪ Particularly if it means introducing contemporary music to Angelenos.
▪ He has a keen interest in contemporary music and is a founder member of the ensemble Capricorn.
▪ What the future entails is some very contemporary music slipped into concerts featuring lovable old favorites.
▪ In contemporary experimental music, the emphases are sometimes reversed.
▪ It is also useful for some contemporary music where a light, jazz-style accompaniment is required.
▪ The humorous, self-mocking twist to much contemporary music is helping, according to Sam &038; Co.
▪ There is indeed quite an amount of contemporary music which seems designed to keep us in a state of perpetual shock.
folk
▪ At age 5, Jewel began performing in clubs as part of a folk music trio with her parents.
▪ If you hear the mandolin today, it's usually in bluegrass or Neapolitan folk music.
▪ Acoustic and folk music fans are familiar with her 20-year span of live performance and recorded works.
live
▪ Tom was in a restaurant, enquiring about the live music advertised outside.
▪ They have live music six nights a week.
▪ There is a full entertainments programme during the high season and the hotel has a taverna with frequent live music.
▪ In the saloon, there is live country music on weekends.
▪ There is a games room where you can play pool or table-tennis, and live music is planned for the summer.
▪ With that gesture began a long day of live music by every Stax artist to raise money for the Watts Summer Festival.
▪ Their popular Canal Boat restaurant has live music.
▪ Think live music is something only the wealthy can enjoy?
new
▪ The repertoire is extended by the publication of new music each quarter.
▪ And the first, Donald Palma, arrived Monday with impressive credentials in the new music field.
▪ They spent hours together, particularly when one or the other had acquired a new piece of music.
▪ He was new to the music.
▪ Friday marks the start of a new music programme as Channel 4 turns its hand to dance.
▪ For in this new music nothing takes place but sounds: those that are notated and those that are not.
▪ From a secure base parish musicians can be adventurous in exploring new music and in experimenting with differing styles.
▪ But much can be done to teach new music by one person using voice and gesture alone.
pop
▪ From the perspective of youth culture and pop music two aspects of this are significant.
▪ Another example is pop music, emanating from radio, audio cassettes, etc., and geared to a specific age group.
▪ Last year will not be remembered as a high-water mark in pop music history.
▪ Hanging red lights shone on leatherette couches and framed relief pictures of vintage cars. Pop music pounded from the jukebox.
▪ Webb quickly became an important retailer in a city that was then a major center for pop music.
▪ The pop music had been turned up quite loud now, and they were all hammering and banging away.
▪ No, seriously, they watched to hear some of the biggest names in pop music perform their biggest hits.
popular
▪ It is the centrality of recordings within popular music today.
▪ Throughout the 1920s and 1930s this trio defined for many regions popular music, and everything after it would be for ever changed.
▪ For the dissemination and reception of popular music, the approach is weaker, as we have seen.
▪ I learned that when Andre and I recorded, and when we did occasional recital-hall concerts of popular music.
▪ Soprano Gretchen Johnson skillfully sang the witty minimal texts set to an academic mix of serial and popular music styles.
▪ So Green turned to popular music.
▪ This was the period which saw a revolution in popular music and the beginning of rock'n'roll.
▪ In the history of popular music, these truths are self-evident.
rock
▪ I could just make out the faint vibrating thum-thum of rock music.
▪ Loud rock music bellows from the speakers.
▪ Later releases found her tripping nonchalantly through country &038; western, rock and dance music.
▪ And who really needs rock music, hair coloring and makeup anyway?
▪ Stuff he's into: Skateboarding, hip-hop and rock music, gigs, clubbing.
▪ Loud rock music blasting away at these old guys.
▪ In some ways these two -- one from modern dance, the other from rock music -- are an odd match.
▪ There, in her early teens, she got into rock music, especially Led Zeppelin.
traditional
▪ Dublin's brand of rock music merges at times with traditional music, and the studios are used for both styles.
▪ That is the traditional music of Tuva now.
▪ She had decided in favour of traditional wedding music and a dignified procession.
▪ The multiracial ensemble provides cushiony support to Anderson and other vocal soloists in traditional and original music.
▪ Sales of traditional church music records are boosted annually before Christmas, with a wide variety of recordings of carols.
■ NOUN
background
▪ No need to interrupt the background music just to page the concierge.
▪ To almost deafening background music, she does take a lover.
▪ It lifted the spirits, caused conversation, got the party going. Background music made a change from bookies' cries.
▪ Sometimes there's jazz, sometimes classical, but there's always good background music.
▪ She could even hear background music, syrupy and soothing, in her head.
▪ They provided background music while people ate and talked, played cards, to give you a pleasant ambience.
▪ As well as providing background music, the stand will include an ongoing workshop demonstrating the process of producing new pieces.
▪ Here the sound of running water can be heard like faint background music.
business
▪ It just shows you that the music business is like football: unpredictable.
▪ Books and movies appear to be undergoing the same kind of metamorphosis worldwide that is transforming the music business.
▪ Strip away the insincerity and the hype from the music business and see it for what it is, a jungle.
▪ Actually he hates the music business, and that whole London scene.
▪ The rest of the Condemned were still nonentities, the clerks and Civil Servants of the music business.
▪ Currently, music business solicitors are in the talent-spotting game, just like record companies, publishers, managers and agents.
▪ Instead of quitting the music business she should have learned to use it for singing rather than mouthing off at every opportunity.
▪ Solowka thinks Charman was unnaturally suspicious of anyone connected with the music business.
chamber
▪ Here muted lights, soft leather, stained wood and anaesthetic chamber music prevailed.
▪ Originally, chamber music meant secular music, or that of the court as distinct from that of the Church.
▪ They have done so as part of a widely comprehensive output, ranging from chamber music to symphonies and opera.
▪ With a sound financial base, the Friends have been able to go for stars in the chamber music circuit.
▪ It's chamber music, to all intents and purposes, and they're receiving it like a home run.
▪ If approximately $ 15, 000 can be raised, SummerFest will even unite modern dance and chamber music.
▪ His is the only post-war body of symphonic and chamber music to achieve genuine popularity.
▪ I was very lucky to study music theory so early and so thoroughly, and I played a lot of chamber music.
country
▪ I switch from Limbaugh to a country music station.
▪ The song is a model of economy and shows how less is almost always more in country music.
▪ The real point is, country music is back - like it or not.
▪ Given the monochromatic melodrama of modern country music, versatility may not be the correct answer.
▪ How can a show about songs for the dumped ignore country music?
▪ Little Feat provided uptempo bluegrass; and Trisha Yearwood the country music.
▪ Last weekend the highlights were marionettes miming to Die Fledermaus at the puppet theatre and a country music festival.
▪ When she talked to the current victims, she found they were all patrons of two very popular country music dance halls.
critic
▪ Unfortunately, Howard Reich, a Chicago music critic, fails to solve the mystery of the pianist's rise and disappearance.
▪ Examiner music critic Philip Elwood is the dean of Bay Area jazz writers.
▪ While hipper contemporaries were playing the clubs the music critics went to, he was making a living playing local pubs.
▪ Is the guy trying to make life difficult for music critics, or what?
▪ Later he became the New Yorker's music critic and went on to be music editor of the Listener.
▪ Leaving behind the familiar phrasings, Coltrane began to produce swirls of sound and visceral shrieks that puzzled and angered music critics.
▪ Bob Halliday, music critic of the Bangkok Post, says it is.
dance
▪ Previously naff companies are suddenly revamping their image by involving themselves in dance music.
▪ When Al Jourgensen started the band in 1981, Ministry made synthesized dance music.
▪ When the dance music starts they play games.
▪ The irony is that disco began as an extension of black dance music.
▪ This isn't Vibes is it? Dance music in the On page?
▪ Almost everyone loves to dance, but what is the best dance music?
▪ There was a piano and Charlie obligingly played dance music so the girls could charleston.
▪ Tom turned the radio on to a station that played dance music.
gospel
▪ She also heard some hot gospel music - and liked it so much she asked for more.
▪ There are different types of gospel music.
▪ The next show, this Saturday night, covers gospel music.
hall
▪ But in London it brought belly laughs with a bawdy display of music hall humour and saucy songs.
▪ This is something I learnt to do when I was working in provincial music halls.
▪ They didn't pay much, but they were more like the old music halls than anything left in the South.
▪ It must be a music hall comedian's dream.
▪ So far only men entertainers have been allowed - music hall acts and that sort of thing.
▪ We've lots of theatre memorabilia saved from old music halls and theatres.
▪ Even those hostile found the play's closeness to music hall to be its strength.
▪ In September 1847, £2,500 was allocated for a combined lecture room, library, reading room and music hall.
industry
▪ As far as the music industry, as far as any industry, you don't have to settle for any of it.
▪ The music industry, alone, did $ 12 billion in business in 1993.
▪ A neat solution for the music industry, and one which works well.
▪ So why is much of the music industry on a Death Row deathwatch?
▪ Business interests in the music industry occupied his later years.
▪ For many years Norfolk and the whole of East Anglia has been neglected and ridiculed by the music industry.
rap
▪ The pseudonym had been insisted upon by the other band members, since they had openly attacked rap music in the past.
▪ At the news conference, Bennett played the radio ads along with excerpts from the rap music in question.
▪ Spielberg's film swamps the Neverland with baseball and basketball, with burgers and skateboards and rap music.
▪ Workshops on desegregation, education reform, military discrimination and rap music were packed, and discussion was lively.
▪ Low-rider chariots with rap music blasting, silent horseback riders.
▪ The ads seek to convince corporations to stop producing certain rap music and to convince consumers to stop buying.
scene
▪ The live music scene remains amazingly diverse, encompassing all variations of rock, blues, roots and world music.
▪ They all have lively community music scenes.
▪ Most of their readers are young, white and male and their interest in the music scene is intense.
▪ We have a healthy music scene here, like the other states chosen.
▪ The latest new from classical music scene.
▪ Both emerged from fertile local music scenes and were led by strong, politically aware black leaders.
sheet
▪ He repaired to it, deposited three dollars, borrowed a book and some sheet music, and then bought a violin.
▪ He was subsequently traced and cleared by Oxford police, who knew him as Stephen Smith, a wandering sheet music salesman.
▪ Clyde also brought along his saxophone and sheet music.
▪ There is also the possibility of further income for the composer from sales of sheet music.
▪ Because of them he could see what nobody else could see. Sheet music and the two-cent royalty were just a beginning.
▪ Although we did receive some sheet music, we mainly got tapes.
soul
▪ The girls at my school like soul music, and singers like Neneh Cherry and Janet Jackson.
▪ Fortunately, there's usually groovy soul music playing and eye-catching art adorning the walls.
▪ It's quite clear that the influence of soul music in pop has become poisonous, repressive, grey and total.
▪ Real soul music, translated into psychedelia.
▪ Finally the new adverts themselves were partly responsible for the revival of early 1960s soul music in the late 1980s.
▪ Procul Harum superimpose on the Bach harmonies a vocal whose style derives from soul music.
world
▪ This features Boyle with bass and drums playing acoustic and electric guitars and synthesizers, with a strong world music emphasis.
▪ Experts on the music business hold that New York and London are well on their way out as the world music towns.
▪ Jazz, world music and roots 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, W1.
▪ The live music scene remains amazingly diverse, encompassing all variations of rock, blues, roots and world music.
▪ It's an early example of world music, with jazz rock elements leavened by Balinese disciplines.
■ VERB
compose
▪ Some regularly compose new music for their choirs.
▪ But then Philip went ahead and composed the music.
▪ He basically composes music for electric guitars, and he does some wild things.
▪ I studied painting, composed music, did some woodworking, wrote poems....
▪ By 1935 Kenneth had discovered the pleasures of composing serious music and had several works published.
▪ He has composed chamber music, symphonic works and opera, and conducted his music around the globe.
▪ But he also produced, directed, acted and composed the music.
▪ From 1969 he composed music for his own groups formed for recordings, broadcasts and tours.
face
▪ Constance knew the time had come to face the music and speak to Nora.
▪ Now she can face the music.
▪ We gently persuaded them to do the right thing and come back to face the music.
▪ It was hard to believe that it was almost time to face the music.
▪ I had to face the music, I had to face myself.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, facing the music.
▪ It was not just Diana who had to face the music but her parents as well.
▪ They can't tell us how to live and not face the music when their own conduct is questioned.
hear
▪ She said something he could not hear and the music ceased.
▪ I wanted to hear some music, I said.
▪ He had a box to hear music and a backpack for his stuff.
▪ It's quite nice because the people at the classes come to hear the music as well as to keep fit.
▪ As we taxied up and the motors were turned off, we could hear martial music from a khaki-clad military band.
▪ Curious how you couldn't hear the music at all.
▪ You hear muted music, the lower octaves from an organ.
like
▪ Roy likes music of any kind, from mainstream classical to U2.
▪ He liked to record his music as soon as he got an idea.
▪ I know she liked the theme music.
▪ I found acceptance in my music, so -- no matter what I was -- they liked my music.
▪ I like music, theatre, cinema, books.
▪ He liked Country and Western music, and newscasts.
listen
▪ Do you listen to music when you're travelling?
▪ Adults went home, listened to quiet music, lived in disbelief and fear.
▪ Alternatively, you can switch off by listening to music, or think about something peaceful.
▪ Likes to spend time online talking to friends and listening to music.
▪ I didn't listen to music or watch television.
▪ Even back then they listened to the same music.
▪ He asked me to take a seat and listen to some music he would put on.
play
▪ Now everybody's askin' why are all these women playing aggressive music.
▪ Buddy Benton and his band were celebrating his birthday by playing country-western music in her garage.
▪ Some one was playing rock music in the flat above and the faint throb hovered in the sitting-room.
▪ A radio on a shelf played soothing music.
▪ I thought about it as men playing music, I didn't think about it as women playing music, especially rock.
▪ Country and Western music was playing on the music system.
▪ His successors learn to play and enjoy music - also to forge iron and bronze.
▪ I learned about the men and women who played that music and how their spirits were received by Bob Dylan.
record
▪ Once you have recorded your music, the first step to releasing it is to make the cuts.
▪ His embrace of recorded music over live performances would eventually lead to a shift in the role of records on radio.
▪ I still have the tape on which I recorded the songs and music of that evening.
▪ He liked to record his music as soon as he got an idea.
▪ On the whole he preferred recorded music and the chance it gave for repeated hearings.
▪ S., discotheques became popular as places you danced to recorded music, just like at a house party.
▪ That was the first recording of Tuvan music released in the west.
write
▪ Although he wrote chamber and orchestral music, songs were his true vocation.
▪ Haydn wrote symphonies, chamber music, keyboard pieces, operas.
▪ He enjoyed sketching, writing verse and playing music.
▪ Maddy scored his film and writes her own music but earns her living composing for commercials.
▪ Throughout this time the fourteen-year-old Mozart was writing and performing music, hearing other music performed and seeing the local sights.
▪ But he also is in a community symphony, plays in the school marching band, and writes music.
▪ Time is passed by reading, writing, listening to music, playing cards, doing jigsaws, etc.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a snatch of conversation/music/song etc
ambient music/sounds
canned music/laughter
▪ Some hotels programme their canned music in twenty-four hour cycles, varying by location and the hour.
▪ You do not warm to this lady, who delivers her lines to camera as if waiting for the canned laughter.
face the music
▪ Rather than face the music at a trial, Abingdon chose to plea bargain.
▪ Constance knew the time had come to face the music and speak to Nora.
▪ I had to face the music, I had to face myself.
▪ It was hard to believe that it was almost time to face the music.
▪ It was not just Diana who had to face the music but her parents as well.
▪ Now she can face the music.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, facing the music.
▪ They can't tell us how to live and not face the music when their own conduct is questioned.
▪ We gently persuaded them to do the right thing and come back to face the music.
feel-good film/programme/music etc
honky-tonk music/piano
it's a girl/football/music etc thing
theme music/song/tune
▪ Gowie Corby, Gowie Corby, the theme tune for all that's wrong in this school.
▪ I know she liked the theme music.
▪ I worked on the theme song with Ziggy Marley.
▪ Sometimes the cartoon theme song is better than some of the episodes themselves.
▪ Tampons that play the Hollyoaks theme tune when inserted?
▪ The theme music for the show starts up.
▪ The theme music starts and I immediately find something more interesting to do.
▪ The theme tune from Titanic was played at their wedding.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Did you study music at school?
▪ He arranged his music on the stand.
▪ I've never been a big fan of country music.
▪ Lincoln High has a good music program.
▪ My daughter teaches music.
▪ Oh, what beautiful music!
▪ The music was so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation.
▪ The club has live music every Saturday night.
▪ The Royal College of Music
▪ What kind of music does your band play?
▪ What kinds of music do you like?
▪ Would you like to listen to some music?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A lot of jazz and classical music was part of my music too, thanks to my uncle.
▪ After the win, there was one more piece of music.
▪ Early childhood is also a time when drama, dance and music have a significant part to pay.
▪ I felt very moved by the sincerity of worship, the music, the servers - such dignity.
▪ If she closed her eyes she could see again those glittering lights and hear the gay, entrancing music.
▪ It was an odd period in music.
▪ Off in a corner by yourselves, you slow-danced to music only you could hear.
▪ They went to cultural events, they took music lessons.
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Music (Madonna song)

"Music" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her eighth studio album of same name (2000). It was released as the lead single from the album on August 21, 2000 by Maverick Records. The song was also included on the compilation albums GHV2 (2001) and Celebration (2009). Written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï, it lyrically states that music has the power to make people come together. Musically, "Music" is a dance-pop and electropop song which lyrically talks about how music can bring people together, as she delivers electronically manipulated vocals on the song.

"Music" received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its production, catchiness and club-friendly nature of the song, also comparing it with Madonna's previous releases. "Music" peaked number one in 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, becoming Madonna's twelfth and latest number-one single in the region. "Music" also has the longest running number-one spot on the US Hot Dance Club Play of the 2000s decade, spending a longevity five weeks at number one. The song was the second most successful dance single of the decade in the United States, behind Madonna's own song " Hung Up", released in 2005.

Its accompanying music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, portrays Madonna and her friends giving a party in her limousine, driven by comedian Ali G. In order to promote its parent album, Madonna performed the song during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 and at the following year at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. Additionally, "Music" has been performed on five of Madonna's concert tours, the most recent being 2015-16's Rebel Heart Tour. "Music" was nominated at Grammy Awards in the categories of " Record of the Year" and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2001.

Music (Carole King album)

Music is the third album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It is a continuation of the style laid down in Tapestry. The album was released in December 1971 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It features songs such as " It's Going to Take Some Time" (US No. 12 by The Carpenters), " Sweet Seasons," a No. 9 hit for Carole King, and "Brother, Brother".

Carole King: Music experienced immediate success and was certified gold on December 9, 1971, days after release. It was certified platinum on July 17, 1995.

Music entered the top ten at No. 8, becoming the first of many weeks both Tapestry and Carole King: Music would occupy the top ten simultaneously. The album hit No. 1 on New Year's Day 1972 and stayed there for three consecutive weeks.

King plays the piano and celeste on many tracks.

Music (Erick Sermon album)

Music is the fourth album and first album on J Records by hip hop artist Erick Sermon. It was received well critically and commercially. Its success was fueled by its title track "Music" which sampled vocals from Marvin Gaye and in terms of chart position is Sermon's most popular song, peaking at #22, along with inclusion on the soundtrack of the Martin Lawrence/ Danny DeVito film What's the Worst That Could Happen?; the music video for the song featured scenes from the film intermixed with clips of Gaye performing in archived music videos and music programs. "Music" propelled the album to reach #33 on The Billboard 200 chart making it Sermon's second most popular solo album.

Music (D. Train album)

Music is the second studio album by the American urban/ post-disco group D Train, released in United States on 1983 by Prelude Records. The album was remastered by Canadian label "Unidisc Records" in 1992 including five bonus tracks.

The album was produced by its musical group member Hubert Eaves III.

Music (Windsor Airlift album)

Music is the fifth studio album by American ambient post-rock band, Windsor Airlift. It was released on September 23, 2013.

Music (Sakanaction song)

is a song by Japanese band Sakanaction. It was released as a single in January 2013, two months before the band's sixth album Sakanaction. A progressive dance rock song, "Music" was adopted as the theme song for the Yōsuke Eguchi-starring drama Dinner while the band's songwriter Ichiro Yamaguchi was struggling to write lyrics for the otherwise finished composition. Inspired by the cooking drama's theme of professionalism, Yamaguchi themed the song around his own experience with professionalism, relating it to his career as a musician. The band performed the song at several high-profile venues, including NHK's Music Station and at the 64th Kōhaku Uta Gassen New Year's musical competition.

Critics believed the composition was different structurally to a regular pop song, and challenged general notions about what constituted pop music, and was a high quality song, despite the single's apparent commercial-focus. Commercially, the song performed well, reaching number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Music

Music \Mu"sic\, n. [F. musique, fr. L. musica, Gr. ? (sc. ?), any art over which the Muses presided, especially music, lyric poetry set and sung to music, fr. ? belonging to Muses or fine arts, fr. ? Muse.]

  1. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.

    Note: Not all sounds are tones. Sounds may be unmusical and yet please the ear. Music deals with tones, and with no other sounds. See Tone.

    1. Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.

    2. Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.

  2. The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.

  3. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.

    The man that hath no music in himself Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
    --Shak.

  4. (Zo["o]l.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.

    Magic music, a game in which a person is guided in finding a hidden article, or in doing a specific art required, by music which is made more loud or rapid as he approaches success, and slower as he recedes.
    --Tennyson.

    Music box. See Musical box, under Musical.

    Music hall, a place for public musical entertainments.

    Music loft, a gallery for musicians, as in a dancing room or a church.

    Music of the spheres, the harmony supposed to be produced by the accordant movement of the celestial spheres.

    Music paper, paper ruled with the musical staff, for the use of composers and copyists.

    Music pen, a pen for ruling at one time the five lines of the musical staff.

    Music shell (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored marine gastropod shell ( Voluta musica) found in the East Indies; -- so called because the color markings often resemble printed music. Sometimes applied to other shells similarly marked.

    To face the music, to meet any disagreeable necessity, such as a reprimand for an error or misdeed, without flinching.

WordNet

music

  1. n. an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

  2. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes" [syn: euphony]

  3. musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"

  4. (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)

  5. punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine" [syn: medicine]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

music

mid-13c., musike, from Old French musique (12c.) and directly from Latin musica "the art of music," also including poetry (also source of Spanish musica, Italian musica, Old High German mosica, German Musik, Dutch muziek, Danish musik), from Greek mousike (techne) "(art) of the Muses," from fem. of mousikos "pertaining to the Muses," from Mousa "Muse" (see muse (n.)). Modern spelling from 1630s. In classical Greece, any art in which the Muses presided, but especially music and lyric poetry.\n

\nThe use of letters to denote music pitch probably is at least as old as ancient Greece, as their numbering system was ill-suited to the job. Natural scales begin at C (not A) because in ancient times the minor mode was more often used than the major one, and the natural minor scale begins at A.\n

\nMusic box is from 1773, originally "barrel organ;" music hall is from 1842, especially "hall licensed for musical entertainment" (1857). To face the music "accept the consequences" is from 1850; the exact image is uncertain, one theory ties it to stage performers, another to cavalry horses having to be taught to stay calm while the regimental band plays. To make (beautiful) music with someone "have sexual intercourse" is from 1967.

Wiktionary

music

n. A sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time. vb. (context transitive English) To seduce or entice with music.

Usage examples of "music".

Every man aboard had imagined that sound, the music of the French terror.

As I grew older, I realised it was Aboriginal music, like some black fellas were having a corroboree just for me.

Someone was playing music in the distance and Abrim slowed, although he was thirsty.

The door hinged smoothly shut behind me, muffling the music, and a body thudded against the frosted glass ahead with an abruptness that made me twitch.

He was sitting in a music hall one evening, sipping his absinth and admiring the art of a certain famous Russian dancer, when he caught a passing glimpse of a pair of evil black eyes upon him.

In organ music the acciaccatura is still taken to mean that the embellishing tone and the melody tone are to be sounded together, the former being then instantly released, while the latter is held to its full time-value.

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

As we left the Tuileries, Patu took me to the house of a celebrated actress of the opera, Mademoiselle Le Fel, the favourite of all Paris, and member of the Royal Academy of Music.

Beethoven adagios, of which we find the most beautiful specimens naturally among the orchestral pieces and in the chamber music, where he could depend upon the long phrases and sustained tones of the violins.

Water flowed over the bright agates, sparkling and trickling like music.

The music wove a spell around her as magic as anything Akasha had to offer.

But his method of constructing a story is akin to the method used in music.

Rather than stay with the simple pop-music formula of their early work, the period of Beatlemania, they pushed the boundaries of their music, making each album more complex than the one before, although never enough to alienate the fans.

Rock music then, unlike now, was the vehicle for social protest: lyrics were analysed in meticulous detail and the release of each new album was a major event.

With John interested only in Yoko and his own music, and with George Martin often busy elsewhere or on holiday, Paul had inevitably taken charge of the album, at different times alienating both George Harrison and Ringo.