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
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Classical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2987
Rank popularity for the word 'Classical' in Adjectives Frequency: #412
The numerical value of Classical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Classical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Classical in a Sentence
We’re taking it all around the city, mostly to people that we think don’t come here, whether they’re not interested in classical music, because they haven’t had a chance to check it out, or they don’t have the financial means or transportation to get downtown, the idea is just bringing the concert hall to LA.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
They realise, together with the modern classical collectors, that surrealism is still not that expensive.
I primarily like classical music, particularly Baroque music.
I think President Trump election was unexpected in your country, and probably President Trump election was unexpected in my country, and we are not part of the classical political system.
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Translations for Classical
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- 古典的, クラシックJapanese
- clasică, clasic, clasiciRomanian
- класичан, klasičanSerbo-Croatian
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