Definitions for classicalˈklæs ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. classical music, classical, serious music(adj)

    traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

  2. classical, classic(adj)

    of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

    "classic Cinese pottery"

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

  4. classical(adj)

    of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

    " a classical scholar"

  5. classical(adj)

    (language) having the form used by ancient standard authors

    "classical Greek

  6. classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

    "classical mythology"; "classical

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  1. classical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

  2. classical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.

  3. classical(Adjective)

    Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

  4. classical(Adjective)

    Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.

  5. classical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

  6. classical(Adjective)

    Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

  7. Origin: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Classical(noun)

    of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art

  2. Classical(noun)

    of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds

  3. Classical(noun)

    conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style

  4. Origin: [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2987

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Adjectives Frequency: #412


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