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Definition 1: musical activity (singing or whistling etc.) - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his music was his central interest

(music is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of music ) the act of whistling a tune

"his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"

(... is a kind of music ) music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

(... is a kind of music ) the act of playing a percussion instrument

(... is a kind of music ) the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations

(... is a kind of music ) music produced by playing a musical instrument

(... is a kind of music ) playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower

(music is a part of ...) the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds

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

(music belongs to category ...) the act of singing vocal music

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing the parts of (a round) in succession

(music is the domain which ... is member of) deliver by singing

"Sing Christmas carols"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing in a choir

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing in modulation

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale

"The voice teacher showed the students how to solmizate"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing or celebrate in psalms

"He psalms the works of God"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play on a stringed instrument with a bow

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing a hymn

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing carols

"They went caroling on Christmas Day"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing madrigals

"The group was madrigaling beautifully"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play fast notes on a wind instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) blow the clarion

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play or blow on the trumpet

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play the violin or fiddle

(music is the domain which ... is member of) lead musicians in the performance of

"Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor" "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play the harp

"She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play a percussion instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) change the key of, in music

"modulate the melody"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform an accompaniment to

"The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play loudly

"They banged out `The star-spangled banner'"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play something in the style of jazz

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play as a prelude

(music is the domain which ... is member of) give concerts; perform in concerts

"My niece is off concertizing in Europe"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform rap music

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform music from a score without having seen the score before

"He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform in a mechanical way

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform hastily and carelessly

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform an interlude

"The guitar player interluded with a beautiful improvisation"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing or play in harmony

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play in ragtime

"rag that old tune"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play on a bugle

(music is the domain which ... is member of) operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play smoothly or legato

"the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play on a pipe

"pipe a tune"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) repeat an earlier theme of a composition

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play negligently on a musical instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play or sound together, in harmony

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play the bagpipes

(music is the domain which ... is member of) manipulate the registers of an organ

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform music on (a musical instrument)

"He plays the flute" "Can you play on this old recorder?"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) start playing

"The musicians struck up a tune"

Definition 2: punishment for one's actions - [noun denoting act]

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

  • you have to face the music
  • take your medicine

Synonyms for music in the sense of this definition

(music is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

Definition 3: any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

Synonyms for music in the sense of this definition

(music is a kind of ...) the subjective sensation of hearing something

"he strained to hear the faint sounds"

(... is a kind of music ) an inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial

(music is the domain which ... is member of) provide with a different harmony

"reharmonize the melody"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write a harmony for

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write an orchestra score for

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write an instrumental score for

(music is the domain which ... is member of) rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended

Definition 4: (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds) - [noun denoting cognition]

(music is a kind of ...) the subjective sensation of hearing something

"he strained to hear the faint sounds"

(... is a kind of music ) the sound of music produced by a piano

"he thought he heard piano music next door"

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

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play fast notes on a wind instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) blow the clarion

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing or play in harmony

(music is the domain which ... is member of) start playing

"The musicians struck up a tune"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) regulate the musical pitch of

(music is the domain which ... is member of) bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

(music is the domain which ... is member of) modify the rhythm by stressing or accenting a weak beat

(music is the domain which ... is member of) articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments

Definition 5: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner - [noun denoting communication]

(music is a kind of ...) communication that relies on hearing

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of music ) a note or passage that is played pizzicato

(... is a kind of music ) music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)

(... is a kind of music ) music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

(... is a kind of music ) music that uses two or more different keys at the same time

(... is a kind of music ) music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a free instrumental composition in one extended movement; typically emotional or exuberant in character

(... is a kind of music ) the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

(... is a kind of music ) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

(... is a kind of music ) vocal music for several voices in independent parts (usually performed without accompaniment)

(... is a kind of music ) a musical work that has been created

"the composition is written in four movements"

(... is a kind of music ) music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments

(... is a kind of music ) music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

(... is a kind of music ) orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

(... is a kind of music ) alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts

(... is a kind of music ) the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

(... is a kind of music ) music written for a ballet

(... is a kind of music ) music to dance to

(... is a kind of music ) 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition

(music is the domain which ... is member of) music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm

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

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Bach

"he played Bach on the organ"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Beethoven

"he enjoyed Beethoven most of all"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Brahms

"Brahms was included in the program"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Chopin

"he practiced Chopin day and night"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Gilbert and Sullivan

"he could sing all of Gilbert and Sullivan"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Handel

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Haydn

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Mozart

"the concert was mostly Mozart"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Stravinsky

"Stravinsky no longer causes riots in the streets"

(... is a kind of music ) the music of Wagner

"they say that Hitler listened only to Wagner"

(... is a kind of music ) (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)

(... is a kind of music ) music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance

(music is the domain which ... is member of) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency

(music is the domain which ... is member of) compact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

"the organist pulled out all the stops"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves

"singing in unison"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

"the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely" "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a gradual increase in loudness

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a gradual decrease in loudness

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) low loudness

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) notation used by musicians

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a musical composition in printed or written form

"she turned the pages of the music as he played"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

"the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) the entire scale of musical notes

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the first note of a diatonic scale

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the second note of a diatonic scale

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the third note of a diatonic scale; midway between the tonic and the dominant

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the fourth note of the diatonic scale

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the sixth note of a major or minor scale (or the third below the tonic)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the major scale having no sharps or flats

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a notation written at the beginning or end of a passage that is to be repeated

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the first public performance (as of a dramatic or musical work) anywhere in the world

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord

"the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the presentation of a musical theme

"the initial statement of the sonata"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a group of notes connected by a slur

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

"they played the adagio too quickly"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the family of brass instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the family of bowed stringed instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the family of woodwind instruments

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a performer (usually of musical works)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the beat of musical rhythm

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the relative duration of a musical note

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

(music is the domain which ... is member of) the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds

(music is the domain which ... is member of) make an inversion (in a musical composition)

"here the theme is inverted"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) raise the pitch of (musical notes)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) lower the pitch of (musical notes)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) start playing

"The musicians struck up a tune"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write music

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write in counterpoint

"Bach perfected the art of counterpointing"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write (music) for (a text)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) adapt for performance in a different way

"set this poem to music"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) adapt

"put these words to music"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) write a musical score for

(music is the domain which ... is member of) put (a piece of music) into another key

(music is the domain which ... is member of) supply a melody for

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing or play in harmony

(music is the domain which ... is member of) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play on a violin

"Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play on an instrument

"The band played all night long"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play in ragtime

"rag that old tune"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) perform music on (a musical instrument)

"He plays the flute" "Can you play on this old recorder?"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

"beat the drum"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) play chords on (a stringed instrument)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) sing by the syllables of solmization

"solmizate a song before you learn the lyrics"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord

"prepare the discord in bar 139"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones

"a chromatic scale"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals

(music is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas

"classical music"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) progressing melodically by intervals of a second

"conjunct motion of an ascending scale"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval

"a diminished fifth"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow

(music is the domain which ... is member of) of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum

(music is the domain which ... is member of) at a rapid tempo

"the band played a fast fox trot"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) at a slow tempo

"the band played a slow waltz"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

"first soprano" "the first violin section" "played first horn"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first

"second flute" "the second violins"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright

"permission to publish copyright material"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group

"alto clarinet or recorder"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass

"a tenor sax"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range

"a lyric soprano"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

"a dramatic tenor" "a dramatic soprano"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees

"major scales" "the key of D major"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the second and third degrees, and (usually) the fifth and sixth degrees, and the seventh and eighth degrees

"the minor keys" "in B flat minor"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) smooth and flowing

(music is the domain which ... is member of) consisting of a single melodic line

(music is the domain which ... is member of) having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone

"a natural scale" "B natural"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

"C sharp"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone

"B flat"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) composed or performed by a single voice or instrument

"a passage for solo clarinet"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) with vigor

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply

"staccato applause" "a staccato command" "staccato notes"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected

"a legato passage"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

"a masculine cadence" "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable

"a feminine ending"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic

(music is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) increasing in tempo and/or volume

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually increasing in tempo

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually increasing in volume

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) decreasing in tempo and/or volume

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually decreasing in tempo and broadening in manner

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually decreasing in tempo and volume

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually decreasing in volume

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) gradually decreasing in tempo

(music is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to atonalism

(music is the domain which ... is member of) having frets

(music is the domain which ... is member of) without frets

(music is the domain which ... is member of) pertaining to or composed in serial technique

"serial music"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characterized by polyphony

"polyphonic traditions of the baroque"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or being musical drama

"the lyric stage"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) having notes of fixed rhythmic value

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (music) with vigor

"allegro con brio"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) in a fugal style

(music is the domain which ... is member of) at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)

(music is the domain which ... is member of) slowly and broadly

(music is the domain which ... is member of) with increasing speed

"here you must play accelerando"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) slowly

"here you must play adagio"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) at a moderately slow tempo

"this passage must be played andante"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) in a moderately quick tempo

"play this more allegretto"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) in a quick and lively tempo

"play this section allegro"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)

"this should be played glissando, please"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) much

"allegro molto"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) with a light plucking staccato sound

(music is the domain which ... is member of) extremely fast; as fast as possible

"this passage should be played prestissimo"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) slowing down

"this passage should be played rallentando"

(music is the domain which ... is member of) gently and sweetly

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