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Definition of "music" []

  • The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. (noun)
  • Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm. (noun)
  • A musical composition. (noun)
  • The written or printed score for such a composition. (noun)
  • Such scores considered as a group: We keep our music in a stack near the piano. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "music" in a sentence
  • "Proves Babbittism: music should be "literally as much as possible" #music about 7 hours, 54 minutes ago"
  • "Gershwin never gave up the hope of a "Porgy and Bess" revival, but such was the elasticity of his musical talent that he could go from writing serious formal music to movie ­music without a hitch."
  • "What I really meant was music *industry* rather than *music* industry."