Meaning of CLASSICAL in English

CLASSICAL

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

You use ~ to describe something that is traditional in form, style, or content.

Fokine did not change the steps of ~ ballet; instead he found new ways of using them.

...the scientific attitude of Smith and earlier ~ economists.

? modern

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2.

Classical music is music that is considered to be serious and of lasting value.

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3.

Classical is used to describe things which relate to the ancient Greek or Roman civilizations.

...the healers of ancient Egypt and ~ Greece...

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