Definition of Set to music

1. Verb. Write (music) for (a text). "Did he set to music his major works over a short period of time?"

Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Compose, Write



Definition of Set to music

1. Verb. (music) To adapt a literary work by adding music (and often song) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Set To Music

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set the cat among the pigeons
set the pace
set the stage
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set the wheels in motion
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set theory
set to music (current term)
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Literary usage of Set to music

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

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"And as for the words, there will be no difference between words which are and which are not set to music ; both will conform to the same laws, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Many of his songs have been set to music and have become a part pf the national melodies. He also made a number of translations from the English and French. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Many of his songs have been set to music and have become a part of the national melodies. He also made a number of translations from the English and French. ..."

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