Meaning of “musical” in the English Dictionary

"musical" in English

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uk /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/ us /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/

A2 related to or connected with music:

musical instruments
Mozart's musical compositions include symphonies and operas.

C1 If you are musical, you have a skill in or a great liking for music:

Joe's family all play instruments - they're very musical.

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adverb uk /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl.i/


It's a school for musically gifted children (= those who are very good at playing a musical instrument or singing).
Musically speaking (= referring to the music they produce), this band has a lot of talent.

musicalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/ us /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/

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

"musical" in American English

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us /ˈmju·zɪ·kəl/

involving, producing, or being like music:

Musical instruments hang from the walls of the restaurant.
Everyone in our family is musical (= can sing or play an instrument, or likes music a lot).

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