[ myoo-zi-kal ]
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  1. a music program forming the main part of a social occasion.

Origin of musicale

1840–50, Americanism;<French, short for soirée musicale musical evening

Words that may be confused with musicale

Words Nearby musicale Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use musicale in a sentence

  • Fetis describes this soiree musicale as one of the most pleasant that had been given that year.

  • The latter told him of his intention to give an account of the concert in the "Gazette musicale."

  • The next morning's musicale was quite the feast that Polly had anticipated, and Mrs. Jocelyn's was a twofold enjoyment.

  • He knew she was practicing for a musicale which was to be given by Frau Burg-Schmidt's pupils, and that she had much to do.

    The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Some accident prevented me from attending a musicale given by a would-be friend the other evening.

    Step Lively! | George Niblo

British Dictionary definitions for musicale


/ (ˌmjuːzɪˈkɑːl) /

  1. US and Canadian a party or social evening with a musical programme

Origin of musicale

C19: shortened from French soirée musicale musical evening

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