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Definition of Music


  1. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.
  2. Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.
  3. Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
  4. The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.
  5. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
  6. A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.

Music Quotations

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo

If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare
If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
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Music Translations

music in Afrikaans is musiek
music in Dutch is muziek
music in Finnish is musiikki
music in French is musicale, musique
music in German is Music, Musik
music in Italian is musica
music in Norwegian is musikk
music in Swedish is musik
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