Definitions for classicalˈklæs ɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
clas•si•calˈklæs ɪ kəl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Greek and Roman antiquity:
classical literature; classical languages.
conforming to ancient Greek and Roman models in literature or art, or to later systems modeled upon them.
marked by classicism:
of, pertaining to, or being music of the European tradition marked by sophistication of structural elements and embracing opera, art song, symphonic and chamber music, and works for solo instrument. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or adhering to the chiefly homophonic musical style of the latter half of the 18th and the early 19th centuries.
Category: Music and Dance
of or pertaining to the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, characterized esp. by the employment of orders. of or pertaining to any style of architecture imitating the architecture of ancient Greece or Rome; neoclassic. simple, reposeful, well-proportioned, or symmetrical in a manner suggesting the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.
Ref: Compare order (def. 24b). 27 2
(often cap.) of or pertaining to a style of literature or art that adheres to established treatments and critical standards and that emphasizes formal simplicity, balance, and controlled emotion
Category: Literature, Fine Arts
Ref: (contrasted with romantic 7 ).
pertaining to or versed in the ancient classics:
a classical scholar.
relating to or teaching academic branches of knowledge, as distinguished from technical subjects.
accepted as standard and authoritative, as distinguished from novel or experimental:
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of classical:
classical music, classical, serious music(adj)
traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
"classic Cinese pottery"
authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)
of recognized authority or excellence
"the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
" a classical scholar"
(language) having the form used by ancient standard authors
classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic(adj)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
"classical mythology"; "classical
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
classical(adjective)ˈklæs ɪ kəl
relating to ancient Greek or Latin
classicalˈklæs ɪ kəl
done in the traditional or original way
classical Liberal political views
Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.
Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.
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.
Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.
Origin: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).
of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art
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
conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style
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Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Adjectives Frequency: #412
Translations for classical
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(especially of literature, art etc) of ancient Greece and Rome
- كلاسيكي، قَديمArabic
- clássicoPortuguese (BR)
- klasický, antickýCzech
- που ανήκει στην κλασική εποχήGreek
- مربوط به یونان و روم باستانFarsi
- शास्त्रीय, क्लासिकीHindi
- 고대 그리스, 로마의Korean
- pengajian klasikMalay
- مربوط به یونان و روم باستانPersian
- كلاسيك ادبيات، نامتو اربيات: ښه او نامتو تال يا سورPashto
- (西洋文學)古希臘羅馬的Chinese (Trad.)
- قدیم ، پراناUrdu
- 和古希腊与古罗马文化相关的Chinese (Simp.)
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