Dictionary.com

classical

[ klas-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈklæs ɪ kəl /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: classical / classicals / classicality on Thesaurus.com

adjective

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Origin of classical

First recorded in 1580–90; classic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM classical

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH classical

classic, classical
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for classical

British Dictionary definitions for classical

classical
/ (ˈklæsɪkəl) /

adjective

Derived forms of classical

classicality or classicalness, nounclassically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now