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

How to pronounce musical?

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    Veena
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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. 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'.

  2. Executive Producer Greg Berlanti:

    Yes, there will be a musical crossover, there’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between ‘ Supergirl ’ and ‘ The Flash. ’.

  3. Best Musical.In May:

    I've never seen Best Musical.In May do that and it's still the thing that most people talk to me about that I have done. One of the only reasons I can stand that kind of attention is that I haven't seen it, at some point, I'm going to be forced to watch it and actually deal with my own feelings about this, and so that is complicated for me.

  4. Chris Rock:

    I hosted the first episode this season. That feels like six years ago, here's how messed up the world was when I hosted, okay ? I wanted Kanye West to be the musical guest and he couldn't do Kanye West because he was running for president.

  5. Neil Meron:

    It really is celebratory about movies and yet it's kind of cheeky in a way, but yet it has a beautiful musical motif which... we integrate throughout the show as kind of a call-back theme.

Images & Illustrations of musical

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