What does musical mean?

Definitions for musical
ˈmyu zɪ kəlmu·si·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musical, musical comedy, musical theater(adj)

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

  2. musical(adj)

    characterized by or capable of producing music

    "a musical evening"; "musical instruments"

  3. musical(adj)

    talented in or devoted to music

    "comes from a very musical family"

  4. musical(adj)

    characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music

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

  5. melodious, melodic, musical(adj)

    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody

    "the melodious song of a meadowlark"

GCIDE

  1. Musical(n.)

    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. musical(Noun)

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

  2. musical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to music.

  3. musical(Adjective)

    Gifted or skilled in music.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musical(adj)

    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. Musical(noun)

    music

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musical.]

  3. Musical(noun)

    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

How to pronounce musical?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Luke Glowacki:

    The fact that a lullaby, healing song or dance song from the British Isles or anywhere else in the world has many musical features in common with the same kind of song from hunter-gatherers in Australia or horticulturalists in Africa is remarkable.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    This whole life is so magical, musical. Magic happens, it simply happens and more when you believe that out of nowhere miracles will pop up & pop out, like you did one day on this earth. Let magic miracles pop-u-la-rise, allow them to happen and simply MickeyMize.

  3. Led Zeppelin attorney Peter Anderson:

    No one owns common musical elements.

  4. Neil Meron:

    There will be a big musical sequence that features Neil that is being written by Bobby and Kristen Lopez who won the Oscar last year for 'Let It Go'.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of musical

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