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musicnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmjuː.zɪk/ us   /ˈmjuː.zɪk/
A1 a pattern of sounds made by musical instruments, voices, or computers, or a combination of these, intended to give pleasure to people listening 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 symbols representing musical notes: Can you read music?

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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 symbols representing these sounds: classical/folk/country/rap music Music blared from a jukebox. She started composing music when she was 14.
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