Meaning of MUSIC in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈmyü-zik ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English musik, from Anglo-French musike, from Latin musica, from Greek mousikē any art presided over by the Muses, especially music, from feminine of mousikos of the Muses, from Mousa Muse

Date: 13th century


a. : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity

b. : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony


a. : an agreeable sound : euphony

her voice was music to my ears

b. : musical quality

the music of verse

3. : a musical accompaniment

a play set to music

4. : the score of a musical composition set down on paper

5. : a distinctive type or category of music

there is a music for everybody — Eric Salzman

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.