HyperDic: music

English > 5 senses of the word music:
NOUNcommunicationmusican artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
cognitionmusic, euphonyany agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
actmusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
cognitionmusic(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
actmusic, medicinepunishment for one's actions
music > pronunciation
Soundsmyuw'zihk
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English > music: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner.
Category ofC(music) the keynote of the scale of C major
C major, C major scale, scale of C major(music) the major scale having no sharps or flats
accelerandogradually increasing in tempo
accelerandoWith increasing speed
adagio(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
adagioslowly
allargandogradually decreasing in tempo and broadening in manner
allegrettoIn a moderately quick tempo
allegroIn a quick and lively tempo
alto(of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
andanteAt a moderately slow tempo
arioso(music) a short / short recitative that is melodic / melodic but is not an aria
arrange, setAdapt for performance in a different way
atonal, unkeyedcharacterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality
atonalisticOf or relating to atonalism
audio CD, audio compact disccompact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
barrel organ, grind organ, hand organA musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
beatproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
beats per minute, bpm, metronome marking, M.M.The pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
bowedOf a stringed instrument
brass family(music) the family of brass instruments
calandogradually decreasing in tempo and volume
cantabile, singingSmooth and flowing
chordPlay chords on (a string instrument)
chromaticBased on a scale consisting of 12 semitones
classicalOf or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas
compose, writeWrite music
con brioWith liveliness or spirit
con brioWith liveliness or spirit
conjunctprogressing melodically by intervals of a second
copyrighted(of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright
counterpointWrite in counterpoint
crescendogradually increasing in volume
crescendo(music) a gradual increase / increase / increase / increase in loudness
decreasingmusic
decrescendo, diminuendogradually decreasing in volume
decrescendo, diminuendo(music) a gradual decrease in loudness
dedication, inscriptionA short / short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
development(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
diatonicBased on the standard / standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals
diminished(of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
disjunctprogressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
dolcegently and sweetly
dominant(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
dramaticUsed of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style
electric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ, organ(music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
executantA performer (usually of musical works)
exposition(music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
expressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
fastAt a rapid tempo
feminine(music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable
fermata(music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest
fiddlePlay on a violin
firstHighest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
flat(of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
flatten, droplower the pitch of (musical notes)
flourish, fanfare, tucket(music) a short / short lively tune played on brass instruments
frettedHaving frets
fugallyIn a fugal style
gamutThe entire scale of musical notes
glissando(musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)
harmonize, harmonisesing or play in harmony
increasingmusic
interlude, intermezzo, entr'acteA brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
invertmake an inversion (in a musical composition)
larghetto(music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
largo(music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
largoslowly and broadly
legato, smooth(music) without breaks between notes
ligature(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
lyricUsed of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range
lyricrelating to or being musical drama
majorOf a scale or mode
masculine(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable
mediant(music) the third note of a diatonic scale
melodize, melodiseSupply a melody for
mensural, measured, mensurableHaving notes of fixed rhythmic value
minorOf a scale or mode
moltoMuch
monophonicConsisting of a single melodic line
musicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
music(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
musical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
musical time(music) the beat of musical rhythm
musicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
natural(of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
piano, pianissimo(music) low loudness
pizzicatoWith a light plucking staccato sound
playPerform music on (a musical instrument)
playPlay on an instrument
pluckedOf a stringed instrument
polyphonic, contrapuntalHaving two or more independent but harmonically related melodic / melodic parts sounding together
polyphonic, polyphonousOf or relating to or characterized by polyphony
popular, pop(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
preparation(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
prepareLead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
prestissimoExtremely fast
prestoAt a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
putAdapt
pyrotechnics(music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
ragPlay in ragtime
rallentando, ritardando, ritenuto, rit.gradually decreasing in tempo
rallentandoslowing down
realize, realiseExpand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
recapitulation(music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)
recapitulation(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
register(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
registration(music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music
release, tone ending(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
resolution(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
rhapsody(music) a free instrumental composition in one extended movement
roulade(music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
scale, musical scale(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
scoreWrite a musical score for
secondA part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
section, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
segno(music) a notation written at the beginning or end of a passage that is to be repeated
serialpertaining to or composed in serial technique
set to musicWrite (music) for (a text)
sforzando(music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack
sharp(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
sharpenRaise the pitch of (musical notes)
sheet musicA musical composition in printed or written form
sightreaderA performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)
slowAt a slow tempo
slur(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
solmizatesing by the syllables of solmization
soloComposed or performed by a single voice or instrument
sound off, strike upstart playing
sounding board, soundboard(music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
staccato, disconnected(music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds
staff, stave(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
statement(music) the presentation of a musical theme
stop(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
subdominant(music) the fourth note of the diatonic scale
submediant(music) the sixth note of a major or minor scale (or the third below the tonic)
subtonic, leading tone(music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale
suiteA musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
supertonic(music) the second note of a diatonic scale
swingPlay with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
swoop, slide(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
syncopationmusic (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm
synthesizer, synthesiser(music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
tempo, pacing(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
tenor(of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto / alto and baritone or bass
theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
tie(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch
timbre, timber, quality, tone(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
tonalHaving tonality
tonic, keynote(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
transposeput (a piece of music) into another key
transposition(music) playing in a different key from the key intended
tremolo(music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
tuning(music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
unfrettedWithout frets
unison(music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
unresolved, dissonantCharacterized by musical dissonance / dissonance
value, time value, note value(music) the relative duration of a musical note
vibrato(music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch
violin family(music) the family of bowed stringed instruments
woodwind family(music) the family of woodwind instruments
world premiere(music) the first public performance (as of a dramatic or musical work) anywhere in the world
NarrowerBachThe music of Bach
BeethovenThe music of Beethoven
BrahmsThe music of Brahms
ChopinThe music of Chopin
Gilbert and SullivanThe music of Gilbert and Sullivan
HandelThe music of Handel
HaydnThe music of Haydn
MozartThe music of Mozart
StravinskyThe music of Stravinsky
Ta'ziyeh(Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion
WagnerThe music of Wagner
antiphonyAlternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
balletmusic written for a ballet
dance musicMusic to dance to
harmony, musical harmonyThe structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
instrumental musicmusic intended to be performed by a musical ... / musical instrument or group of instruments
monophony, monophonic music, monodymusic consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
music genre, musical genre, genre, musical styleAn expressive style of music
musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicA musical work that has been created
overtureorchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
part musicvocal music for several voices in independent parts (usually performed without accompaniment)
pizzicatoA note or passage that is played pizzicato
polyphony, polyphonic music, concerted musicmusic arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
polytonality, polytonalismmusic that uses two or more different keys at the same time
popularismmusic adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority
preludemusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
refrain, chorusThe part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
rhapsody(music) a free instrumental composition in one extended movement
section, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
serialism, serial music20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
syncopationmusic (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phraseA succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
vocal music, vocalmusic intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
Broaderauditory communicationcommunication that relies on hearing
Spanishmúsica
Catalanmúsica
Adjectivesmusicalcharacterized by or capable of producing music
Nounsmusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
musiciansomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
English > music: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAny agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds.
Example"he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
Synonymeuphony
Category ofharmonize, harmoniseWrite a harmony for
instrument, instrumentateWrite an instrumental score for
orchestrateWrite an orchestra score for
reharmonize, reharmoniseProvide with a different harmony
transcriberewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally / originally intended
Narrowermusic of the spheresAn inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial
Broadersound, auditory sensationThe subjective sensation of hearing something
Spanisheufonía, música
Catalaneufonia, música
Adjectivesmusicalcontaining or constituting / constituting or characterized by pleasing melody / melody
English > music: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.).
Example"his music was his central interest"
Category ofbang outPlay loudly
bowPlay on a string instrument with a bow
buglePlay on a bugle
carolsing carols / carols
choir, chorussing in a choir
churn outPerform in a mechanical way
clarionblow the clarion
concertize, concertiseGive concerts
conduct, lead, directLead, as in the performance of a composition
conductLead musicians in the performance of
double tongue, triple-tonguePlay fast notes on a wind instrument
drumPlay a percussion instrument
fiddlePlay the violin or fiddle
harmonize, harmonisesing or play in harmony
harpPlay the harp
hymnsing a hymn
interludePerform an interlude
jazzPlay something in the style of jazz
madrigalsing madrigals
minstrelcelebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
modulatechange the key of, in music
pedaloperate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
pipePlay on a pipe
playPerform music on (a musical instrument)
play along, accompany, followPerform an accompaniment to
preludePlay as a prelude
psalmsing or celebrate in psalms
ragPlay in ragtime
rapPerform rap music
registermanipulate the registers of an organ
reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulaterepeat an earlier theme of a composition
scampPerform hastily and carelessly
sightread, sight-readPerform music from a score without having seen the score before
singproduce tones with the voice
singdeliver by singing
skirlPlay the bagpipes
slurPlay smoothly or legato
solmizatesing using syllables like 'do', 're' and 'mi' to represent the tones of the scale
sound off, strike upstart playing
symphonize, symphonisePlay or sound together, in harmony / harmony
tonguearticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
trollsing the parts of (a round) in succession
trumpetPlay or blow on the trumpet
tweedlePlay negligently on a musical instrument
tweedle, chirpsing in modulation
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
singing, vocalizingThe act of singing / singing vocal music
Partsbeats per minute, bpm, metronome marking, M.M.The pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
Narrowerbell ringing, carillon, carillon playingPlaying a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
instrumental musicmusic produced by playing a musical instrument
intonationThe production of musical tones (by voice or instrument)
percussionThe act of playing a percussion instrument
vocal musicmusic that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)
whistlingThe act of whistling a tune
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishmúsica
Catalanmúsica
Adjectivesmusicaltalented in or devoted to music
Nounsmusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
musiciansomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
English > music: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaning(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds).
Category ofclarionblow the clarion
double tongue, triple-tonguePlay fast notes on a wind instrument
harmonize, harmonise, chordBring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
harmonize, harmonisesing or play in harmony
keyregulate the musical pitch of
sound off, strike upstart playing
syncopatemodify the rhythm by stressing or accenting a weak beat
tonguearticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowerpiano musicThe sound of music produced by a piano
Broadersound, auditory sensationThe subjective sensation of hearing something
Spanishmúsica
Adjectivesmusicalcharacteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music
Nounsmusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
musiciansomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
English > music: 5 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningpunishment for one's actions.
Example"you have to face the music"
Synonymmedicine
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing

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