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music

noun [U] uk   /ˈmjuː.zɪk/ us  
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 sort 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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