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musicology

[myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.

Origin of musicology

First recorded in 1905–10; music + -o- + -logy
Related formsmu·si·co·log·i·cal [myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemu·si·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbmu·si·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for musicology

musicology

noun
  1. the scholarly study of music
Derived Formsmusicological (ˌmjuːzɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemusicologically, adverbmusicologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for musicology

n.

"the study of the science of music," 1909, from music + -ology. Related: Musicological; musicologist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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