What does Musical mean?

Definitions for Musical
ˈmyu zɪ kəlMu·si·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musical, musical comedy, musical theateradjective

    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing

  2. musicaladjective

    characterized by or capable of producing music

    "a musical evening"; "musical instruments"

  3. musicaladjective

    talented in or devoted to music

    "comes from a very musical family"

  4. musicaladjective

    characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music

    "a musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"

  5. melodious, melodic, musicaladjective

    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody

    "the melodious song of a meadowlark"


  1. Musicalnoun

    A drama in which music and song are prominent features; a musical drama or musical play; as, Oklahoma! was a breakthrough in the form and popularity of the musical.


  1. musicalnoun

    a stage performance, show or film which involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting.

  2. musicaladjective

    Of or relating to music.

  3. musicaladjective

    Gifted or skilled in music.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Musicaladjective

    Etymology: musical, Fr. from musick.

    The merry birds
    Chanted above their chearful harmony,
    And made emongst themselves a sweet consort,
    That quicken’d the dull sp’rit with musical comfort F. Qu.

    Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise of folly,
    Most musical, most melancholly;
    Thee chauntress oft the wood among,
    I woo to hear thy even-song. John Milton.

    Neither is it enough to give his author’s sense, in poetical expressions and in musical numbers. Dryden.

    Several musical instruments are to be seen in the hands of Apollo’s muses, which might give great light to the dispute between the ancient and modern music. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musicaladjective

    of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons

  2. Musicalnoun


  3. Musicalnoun

    a social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. musical.]


  1. Musical

    The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate "production numbers". The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. Typically, the biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching. In a sense, the viewer becomes the deictic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it.

Editors Contribution

  1. musical

    The ability to create, dance, hear and move to music.

    They had musical moments dancing together in each others arms.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Musical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3318

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Musical' in Adjectives Frequency: #460

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Musical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Musical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Musical in a Sentence

  1. Susan Sampliner:

    I've always said, if you can comfortably manage a Broadway musical, you can manage anything. But I never tested that but it all works the same way, my actors are the nurses here. The ones giving the shots are the stars of our show. That's who we're promoting. And the rest of us who are working here, who are all industry people, are the crew that supports the actors in doing the show. Instead of doing an inventory of tickets, I'm doing an inventory of vaccines.

  2. Jason Aldean:

    Where you were raised has such a big influence on who you become and for me it's no different... especially from a music standpoint, my little hometown of Macon was heavily instrumental in my musical background. Growing up in an environment that was a crossroads between Country music, Southern rock, blues and RB, it was just natural to blend different sounds in my own way.

  3. Britney Spears:

    I'm so excited to have a musical with my songs -- especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore, this is a dream come true for me !

  4. Noah Schwarz:

    In certain groups you are going to see some impressive numbers this year reflecting the robust M&A market and in an attempt to keep top bankers happy and not moving, there have been so many situations of musical chairs in 2015 - more trades than I have seen in a long time.

  5. Added Zadan:

    It's a multimedia musical number.

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