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Meaning of “music” in the English Dictionary

"music" in British English

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musicnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmjuː.zɪk/
A1 a ​pattern of ​sounds made by ​musicalinstruments, ​voices, or ​computers, or a ​combination of these, ​intended to give ​pleasure to ​peoplelistening to it: classical/​pop/​dance/​rock music a ​beautiful piece of music What ​kind of music do you ​listen to? They play good music on this (​radio) ​station. I just like making music (= ​playing an ​instrument or ​singing). Shall I put on some music (= ​play a ​recording)? the ​art or ​study of music: I ​studied music at ​college. the music ​business/​industry music ​lessons the written ​system of ​symbolsrepresentingmusicalnotes: Can you read music?

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

"music" in American English

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musicnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmju·zɪk/
a ​pattern of ​sounds made by ​instruments or by ​singing or by a ​combination of both, or the written ​symbolsrepresenting these ​sounds: classical/​folk/​country/​rap music Music ​blared from a ​jukebox. She ​startedcomposing music when she was 14.
(Definition of music from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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