Definition of Musical

1. Noun. A play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing.




2. Adjective. Characterized by or capable of producing music. "Musical instruments"
Partainyms: Music
Derivative terms: Musicalness

3. Adjective. Talented in or devoted to music. "Comes from a very musical family"
Similar to: Philharmonic
Derivative terms: Music
Antonyms: Unmusical

4. Adjective. Characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music. "A musical comedy"
Attributes: Musicality, Musicalness
Similar to: Chanted, Liquid, Singable
Derivative terms: Music, Musicality, Musicalness
Antonyms: Unmusical

5. Adjective. Containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody. "The melodious song of a meadowlark"

Definition of Musical

1. a. 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. n. Music.

Definition of Musical

1. Adjective. Of or relating to music. ¹

2. Adjective. Gifted or skilled in music. ¹

3. Adjective. Pleasing to the ear. ¹

4. Noun. a stage performance, show or film which involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Musical

1. a play in which dialogue is interspersed with songs and dances [n -S]

Medical Definition of Musical

1. 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. Musical, or Music, box, a box or case containing apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes automatically. Musical fish, any fish which utters sounds under water, as the drumfish, grunt, gizzard shad, etc. Musical glasses, glass goblets or bowls so tuned and arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical notes. CF. Harmonica. Origin: Cf. F. Musical. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Musical Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musical

music paper
music rack
music room
music school
music stand
music stands
music stool
music teacher
music theory
music therapies
music therapy
music to someone's ears
music video
music videos
musica ficta
musical (current term)
musical accompaniment
musical agraphia
musical alexia
musical arrangement
musical bow
musical box
musical boxes
musical chairs
musical comedy
musical composition
musical drama
musical genre
musical group
musical harmony

Literary usage of Musical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by George Grove, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"[ R.6 ] JOURNALISM, musical. This term covers two forms of effort — the editing of musical periodicals and the provision of musical reporte and criticisms ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"D. Important events in musical history from AD 300 to 1908. 25c. '08. ... Studies In musical education, history and aesthetics; 2d series. $1.60. '08. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Instead of setting several stanzas to the same simple tune the composer endeavors by continuous musical development to suggest every sentiment and mood of ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"An interest in the purely musical aspect of ... in the form of answers to a question prepared beforehand on ench of a number of musical selections, ..."

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