What does Musical mean?

Definitions for Musical
ˈmyu zɪ kəlMu·si·cal

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musical.]

  2. Musicalnoun

    music

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musical.]

  3. Musicalnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musical.]

Freebase

  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. Nicole Kassell:

    I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen, while the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale.

  2. Petra Pope:

    Washington Football Team has always done an incredible job connecting with the community. That is certainly an area that we ’ll not only continue, but expand. Washington has so much to offer and I look forward to building an inclusive program that involves men and women, professionals and local amateurs, performers and musical artists. Our goal is to make every game a Super Bowl experience.

  3. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber:

    Not just the prince of musicals, the crowned head who directed two of the greatest productions of my career, Evita and Phantom. This wonderful man taught me so much and his mastery of musical theatre was without equal.

  4. Carl Palmer:

    Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz, i will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.

  5. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3:

    Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

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