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English definition of “classical music”

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classical music

noun [U]  /ˈklæs·ɪ·kəl ˈmju·zɪk/
a form of music developed from a European tradition mainly in the 18th and 19th centuries: My wife likes classical music but I prefer jazz.
Translations of “classical music”
in Korean 클래식 음악, 고전 음악…
in Arabic موسيقى كلاسيكيّة…
in Portuguese música clássica…
in Catalan música clàssica…
in Japanese クラシック(音楽)…
in Italian musica classica…
(Definition of classical music from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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