music

[myoo-zik]

noun


Nearby words

  1. mushroom ventilator,
  2. mushy,
  3. mushyheaded,
  4. musial,
  5. musial, stanley frank,
  6. music box,
  7. music centre,
  8. music drama,
  9. music hall,
  10. music has charms to soothe a savage breast

Idioms

    face the music, to meet, take, or accept the consequences of one's mistakes, actions, etc.: He's squandered his money and now he's got to face the music.

Origin of music

1200–50; Middle English musike < Latin mūsica < Greek mousikḕ (téchnē) (the art) of the Muse, feminine of mousikós, equivalent to Moûs(a) Muse + -ikos -ic

Related formsmu·sic·less, adjectivean·ti·mu·sic, noun, adjectiveun·der·mu·sic, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for music

music

noun

an art form consisting of sequences of sounds in time, esp tones of definite pitch organized melodically, harmonically, rhythmically and according to tone colour
such an art form characteristic of a particular people, culture, or traditionIndian music; rock music; baroque music
the sounds so produced, esp by singing or musical instruments
written or printed music, such as a score or set of parts
any sequence of sounds perceived as pleasing or harmonious
rare a group of musiciansthe Queen's music
face the music informal to confront the consequences of one's actions
music to one's ears something that is very pleasant to hearhis news is music to my ears

Word Origin for music

C13: via Old French from Latin mūsica, from Greek mousikē (tekhnē) (art) belonging to the Muses, from Mousa Muse

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Word Origin and History for music

music

n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with music

music

In addition to the idiom beginning with music

  • music to one's ears

also see:

  • face the music
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