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 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?

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How to say musical in sign language?

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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. Saloote CEO:

    In a couple of years I want this to be the biggest library for new musicians, for new artists, i want this to be the IMDB (referring to the popular film site) for a new musician. Look, a couple of years ago, a big artist like Justin Bieber got his start posting covers on YouTube. This is the future, this is how people develop talent. The goal is for this to be a musical community.

  2. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3:

    Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

  3. New York:

    It's unconventional grist, to be sure, and musical theater is better for it, the material is handled with such delicacy and expertise that it speaks universally about big things that matter: life, love, family, surviving.

  4. Ry Cooder:

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

  5. This Is Spinal Tap:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of musical

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