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salon music

music of a simple, agreeable, frequently sentimental character, played usually by a small orchestra.
Origin of salon music
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These waltzes are salon music of the most aristocratic kind.

  • It is as great a mistake to play only Beethoven's music as to play none of it, or to play either classical or salon music solely.

    Piano and Song Friedrich Wieck
British Dictionary definitions for salon music

salon music

(sometimes derogatory) light classical music intended esp for domestic entertaining
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