What is musical?

  • (adj): Characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music.
    Example: "A musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Musical is the adjective form of music. It may also refer to:

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
... A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ... Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young ... The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book ...
... Musical is the adjective form of music ... It may also refer to Musical artist Musical composer Musical composition, an original piece of music, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating ...
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... bridges and electronic configurations) Bart Hopkin, founder of Experimental Musical Instruments magazine Erich von Hornbostel, co-creator of the ...

More definitions of "musical":

  • (adj): Characterized by or capable of producing music.
    Example: "A musical evening"; "musical instruments"
  • (adj): Talented in or devoted to music.
    Example: "Comes from a very musical family"
  • (adj): Containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody.
    Synonyms: melodious, melodic

Famous quotes containing the word musical:

    Creative force, like a musical composer, goes on unweariedly repeating a simple air or theme, now high, now low, in solo, in chorus, ten thousand times reverberated, till it fills earth and heaven with the chant.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Then, bringing me the joy we feel when wee see a work by our favorite painter which differs from any other that we know, or if we are led before a painting of which we have until then only seen a pencil sketch, if a musical piece heard only on the piano appears before us clothed in the colors of the orchestra, my grandfather called me the [hawthorn] hedge at Tansonville, saying, “You who are so fond of hawthorns, look at this pink thorn, isn’t it lovely?”
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)