What does musical mean?

Definitions for musical
ˈmyu zɪ kəlmu·si·cal

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Musicaladjective

    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.

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

  2. Musicalnoun

    music

  3. Musicalnoun

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

  4. 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. Ry Cooder:

    When the real world intrudes on your musical fantasies, I get put out.

  2. The Hollywood Reporter:

    The crippling economics of Broadway have long since ushered in the era of downsized casts and mini-orchestras, so the sheer spectacle value of an opulently costumed 50-member troupe, accompanied by 29 musicians in the pit, is enough to make a musical-theater lover's head explode.

  3. Dolly Parton:

    I do intend someday to be on Broadway, but I'm thinking now that I might do my life story as a feature, maybe possibly even a musical feature, so we're in talks about that.

  4. Paul McCartney:

    Like many of these things this all started with an email, writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun.

  5. Ramin Djawadi:

    It will be an immersive experience, we're going to be building our own stage and it's going to be 360 degrees so you can see from anywhere in the arena and it should be really great visually. The sets we've designed are going to be reminiscent of some of the special moments in the show so it should be a great musical experience but also a great visual experience.

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