- music stand,
- music theatre,
- music to one's ears,
- music video,
- musica ficta,
- musical box,
- musical chairs,
- musical chairs, play,
- musical comedy,
- musical glasses
Origin of musical
Examples from the Web for musical
He was treated like an immigrant, working for minimum wage, missing his family and having to move on from his musical career.
Her very first performance onstage came at the age of 4, when she cameoed as a dancing flower in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Her mother had a musical theater background, so Malone grew up backstage, watching productions come to fruition.
I heard that at one point you were trying to put together a Batman musical on Broadway.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cultural weather was particularly clement for musical theater writers during this period.
It could convey so much, could be so tender and beseeching, so charged with deepest sadness, so musical always.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
So the adaptation of new words and accompaniment to an old air is a musical composition entitled to protection.
Of all the musical plays that he produced, this was perhaps his favorite.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Pythagoras reduced the musical scale to a mathematical science.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
My musical education, in spite of the limitations of opportunity just mentioned, was the best that the time could afford.Reminiscences, 1819-1899|Julia Ward Howe.
early 15c., "pertaining to music; tuneful, harmonious; adept at making music," from Middle French musical (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin musicalis, from Latin musica (see music). Musical box is from 1829. Children's game musical chairs is attested from 1877, hence use of musical as a modifier meaning "changing rapidly from one to another possessor" (1924). Related: Musically.
"theatrical piece in which music figures prominently," 1937, from musical (adj.) in musical play. Earlier as a noun it meant "musical instrument" (c.1500), "musical performance" (1570s); "musical party" (1823, a sense now in musicale).
A play or film that contains musical numbers. Musicals can be comedic (see musical comedy) or serious in tone, such as Porgy and Bess.