music of the spheres


noun

a music, imperceptible to human ears, formerly supposed to be produced by the movements of the spheres or heavenly bodies.

Nearby words

  1. music centre,
  2. music drama,
  3. music hall,
  4. music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
  5. music locker,
  6. music paper,
  7. music roll,
  8. music stand,
  9. music theatre,
  10. music to one's ears

Origin of music of the spheres

First recorded in 1600–10

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British Dictionary definitions for music of the spheres

music of the spheres

noun

the celestial music supposed by Pythagoras to be produced by the regular movements of the stars and planets
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