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.
musical, musical comedy, musical theateradjective
a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
characterized by or capable of producing music
"a musical evening"; "musical instruments"
talented in or devoted to music
"comes from a very musical family"
characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music
"a musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"
melodious, melodic, musicaladjective
containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
"the melodious song of a meadowlark"
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.
a stage performance, show or film which involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting.
Of or relating to music.
Gifted or skilled in music.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Musical is the adjective of music.
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.
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
a social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party
Etymology: [Cf. F. 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.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'musical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3318
Rank popularity for the word 'musical' in Adjectives Frequency: #460
The numerical value of musical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of musical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Unfortunately, today's jury verdict has blurred the lines between protectable elements of a musical composition and the unprotectable musical style or groove exemplified by Marvin Gaye, although Gaye was the Prince of Soul, he didn't own a copyright to the genre, and Thicke and Williams' homage to the feel of Marvin Gaye is not infringing.
Silence is more musical than any song.
Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
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.
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- musicalCatalan, Valencian
- sioe gerddWelsh
- musikal, musicalDanish
- μιούζικαλ, μουσικόςGreek
- muzikema, muzikaEsperanto
- musikaali, musikaalinen, musiikillinen, melodinen, sointuva, musiikkiFinnish
- comédie musicaleFrench
- ceoldráma, ceolmharIrish
- 音楽的な, ミュージカルの, ミュージカルJapanese
- musical, muzikaalDutch
- musikalNorwegian Nynorsk
- melodioso, musical, musicista, melódicoPortuguese
- музыкальный, мюзиклRussian
- mjuzikl, glazbenski, glazbenikSerbo-Croatian
- glasben, muzikálen, mjuzikl, muzikalSlovene
- melodisk, välljudande, musikalisk, musikalfilm, musik-, musikalSwedish
- музичний, м'юзиклUkrainian
- âm nhạcVietnamese
- מוזיקאַלישער ספּעקטאַקל, מיוזיקלYiddish
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