- mushroom ventilator,
- musial, stanley frank,
- music box,
- music centre,
- music drama,
- music hall,
- music has charms to soothe a savage breast
Origin of music
Examples from the Web for music
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.
What an amazing thing to be able to listen to any music you want, a whole world of bands.
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.
Was that a transitional moment for you from music to comedy?
From the inn yard came the sound of music and the beat of the dancers feet on the hard ground.The Motor Maids Across the Continent|Katherine Stokes
He was an elector, and had a taste for music and literature.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
Perhaps I shall be able to justify it, and make my meaning clearer too, if I give an account of my own feelings about music.Art|Clive Bell
The music, the lights, the haze of smoke and the scent of food were depressing.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
In the pauses of the music speeches were made and more presents given, first by the sachems and then by the Frenchmen.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
Word Origin for music
mid-13c., musike, from Old French musique (12c.) and directly from Latin musica "the art of music," also including poetry (also source of Spanish musica, Italian musica, Old High German mosica, German Musik, Dutch muziek, Danish musik), from Greek mousike (techne) "(art) of the Muses," from fem. of mousikos "pertaining to the Muses," from Mousa "Muse" (see muse (n.)). Modern spelling from 1630s. In classical Greece, any art in which the Muses presided, but especially music and lyric poetry.
The use of letters to denote music notes is probably at least as old as ancient Greece, as their numbering system was ill-suited to the job. Natural scales begin at C (not A) because in ancient times the minor mode was more often used than the major one, and the natural minor scale begins at A.
Music box is from 1773, originally "barrel organ;" music hall is from 1842, especially "hall licensed for musical entertainment" (1857). To face the music "accept the consequences" is from 1850; the exact image is uncertain, one theory ties it to stage performers, another to cavalry horses having to be taught to stay calm while the regimental band plays. To make (beautiful) music with someone "have sexual intercourse" is from 1967.
In addition to the idiom beginning with music
- music to one's ears
- face the music