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Definition 1: traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for classical in the sense of this definition

(classical is a kind of ...) an expressive style of music

(... is a kind of classical ) serious music performed by a small group of musicians

(... is a kind of classical ) a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

(... is a kind of classical ) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

(... is a kind of classical ) a composition for orchestra and a soloist

(... is a kind of classical ) a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement

(... is a kind of classical ) a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata

(... is a kind of classical ) a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms

Definition 2: of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc. - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classic Chinese pottery
  • classical Marxism

Synonyms for classical in the sense of this definition

(classical is similar to ...) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture

"classical mythology" "the classical world"

(classical is similar to ...) of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas

"classical music"

(classical is similar to ...) (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics

(classical is similar to ...) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style

Definition 3: of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a classical scholar

Definition 4: of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classical Greek

(classical is similar to ...) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

"standard English" "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English"

Definition 5: well-known and long-established in form or style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a classical ballet
  • classic double-breasted suit
  • the classic struggle between good and evil

Synonyms for classical in the sense of this definition

(classical is similar to ...) consisting of or derived from tradition

"traditional history" "traditional morality"

Definition 6: of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classical mythology
  • the classical world

Synonyms for classical in the sense of this definition

(classical is similar to ...) of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.

"classic Chinese pottery" "classical Marxism"

(classical belongs to category ...) the study and creation of visual works of art

Definition 7: of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classical music

(classical is similar to ...) of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.

"classic Chinese pottery" "classical Marxism"

(classical belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 8: (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(classical is similar to ...) of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.

"classic Chinese pottery" "classical Marxism"

(classical belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

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