Definitions for classical
ˈklæs ɪ kəlclas·si·cal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word classical.
classical music, classical, serious musicadjective
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, definitiveadjective
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, Hellenicadjective
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.
Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: classicus, Latin.
Poetick fields encompass me around,
And still I seem to tread on classick ground. Addison.
With them the genius of classick learning dwelleth, and from them it is derived. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.
From this standard the value of the Roman weights and coins are deduced: in the settling of which I have followed Mr. Greaves, who may be justly reckoned a classical author on this subject. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Classical refers to anything that is characterized by simplicity, symmetry, and proportion, adhering to conventions, principles, methods, or styles that are traditional, long-established, and universally acknowledged as significant or valuable. It is most commonly used to refer to ancient Greek and Roman culture, art, architecture, literature and classical music, which is music that follows traditional and formal styles, particularly from the Western art music tradition between 1750 and 1820. It can also pertain to traditional academic studies in education, such as literature, philosophy, and history.
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
Etymology: [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
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
The most striking change in clinical presentation of celiac disease over time has been the decrease of diarrhea as the leading symptom and the progressive increase of other non-classical gastrointestinal symptoms (such as constipation, bloating and alternate bowel habits as well as gastro-esophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia), a high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages.
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
They realize, together with the modern classical collectors, that surrealism is still not that expensive, it's been undervalued for long and still is. Now that's gradually, slowly coming up, and together with 15 years of surrealist sales and new records...the sale is crystallising that interest.
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- クラシック, 古典的Japanese
- clasică, clasic, clasiciRomanian
- класичан, klasičanSerbo-Croatian
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