Definition of “music” - English Dictionary


“music” in English

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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:

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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(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 symbols representing these sounds:

Music blared from a jukebox.
She started composing music when she was 14.

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