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Definition of Classical

Classical

  1. Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
  2. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
  3. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

Classical Quotations

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
Noam Chomsky

In India, I have been called a 'destroyer.' But that is only because they mixed my identity as a performer and as a composer. As a composer I have tried everything, even electronic music and avant-garde. But as a performer I am, believe me, getting more classical and more orthodox, jealously protecting the heritage that I have learned.
Ravi Shankar

With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music - you can't do that in jazz. You can't do that with classical.
Serj Tankian

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
Nina Simone

It's not that people don't like classical music. It's that they don't have the chance to understand and to experience it.
Gustavo Dudamel
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Classical Translations

classical in Afrikaans is klassiek
classical in Dutch is klassikaal, klassiek
classical in French is classique
classical in German is altsprachlich, klassischer, klassisch
classical in Hungarian is klasszikus
classical in Swedish is klassisk
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