Meaning of “chamber music” in the English Dictionary

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"chamber music" in British English

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chamber musicnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪm.bə ˌmjuː.zɪk/ us /ˈtʃeɪm.bɚ ˌmjuː.zɪk/

Examples from literature

  • About the same time he offered to take the violin at a performance of some chamber music. 
  • But he wrote two pieces of chamber music which have never been excelled—a 'cello sonata and a trio. 
  • He also wrote about ten symphonies or symphonic poems, and a great variety of chamber music. 
  • It is her chamber music, however, that is responsible for her greatest triumphs. 
  • They are chamber music, and never were intended to be played in a large room. 

(Definition of “chamber music” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chamber music" in American English

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chamber musicnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtʃeɪm·bər ˌmju·zɪk/

music written for a small group of performers

(Definition of “chamber music” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)