classical

[ klas-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈklæs ɪ kəl /

adjective

noun

classical music: a jazz pianist who studied classical for years.

Nearby words

  1. classbook,
  2. classes,
  3. classic,
  4. classic blues,
  5. classic car,
  6. classical antiquity,
  7. classical armenian,
  8. classical chinese,
  9. classical college,
  10. classical conditioning

Origin of classical

First recorded in 1580–90; classic + -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedclassic classical

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British Dictionary definitions for classical

classical

/ (ˈklæsɪkəl) /

adjective

Derived Formsclassicality or classicalness, nounclassically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for classical

classical

adj.
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