What does Musical mean?

Definitions for Musical
ˈmyu zɪ kəlmu·si·cal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Musical.

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"

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Musical

    Musical is the adjective of music.

ChatGPT

  1. musical

    Musical refers to anything that is related to or characterized by music, a form of art that uses sound and rhythm to express ideas and emotions. It can also refer to a genre of theater or film where a story is told primarily through songs and often accompanied by dancing. In general, it relates to the production, performance, study, or appreciation of music.

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

    music

  3. Musicalnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Joe Biden:

    Perhaps no music has had as profound and powerful an impact in shaping America's musical score as Black music, for generations, Black music has conveyed the hopes and struggles of a resilient people -- spirituals mourning the original sin of slavery and later heralding freedom from bondage, hard truths told through jazz and the sounds of Motown during the civil rights movement, and hip-hop and rhythm and blues that remind us of the work that still lies ahead.

  2. Sonika Patel:

    Our goal is to connect with a younger audience and illuminate how the gut is the starting place for so much about how we feel, bright, fun and musical, our new direction calls attention to how much of your daily life is affected by your gut.

  3. Rashid Rashid:

    The people think that the musical methods and singing may lead to dancing, so they may not accept it, before we adopted this method at all of the schools, we chose 25 schools and made it clear to the headmasters that the musical method is not taboo and not shameful.

  4. Amy Doyle:

    We've had a long-standing relationship with her from the 2013 VMAs, she continues to be an amazing character in pop culture, she's musical and has lots of personality.

  5. Plato, from a footnote in The Colloquy of Monos and Una, Edgar Allen Poe:

    It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.

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