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Definition 1: a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for musical in the sense of this definition

(musical is a kind of ...) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

(musical is a kind of ...) a theatrical performance of a drama

"the play lasted two hours"

Definition 2: characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a musical speaking voice
  • a musical comedy

(musical is similar to ...) sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone

"a chanted psalm"

(musical is similar to ...) smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness

"the liquid song of a robin"

(musical is similar to ...) suitable for singing

"singable melody is the essence of music"

(... are attributes of musical) the property of sounding like music

Definition 3: talented in or devoted to music - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • comes from a very musical family

(musical is similar to ...) devoted to or appreciative of music

"the most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air"

Definition 4: containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the melodious song of a meadowlark

Synonyms for musical in the sense of this definition

(musical is similar to ...) having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)

(musical is similar to ...) richly melodious

(musical is similar to ...) smooth and flowing

(musical is similar to ...) pleasing to the ear

"the dulcet tones of the cello"

(musical is similar to ...) suitable for or suggestive of singing

Definition 5: characterized by or capable of producing music - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • a musical evening
  • musical instruments

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