musicale

[ myoo-zi-kal ]
/ ˌmyu zɪˈkæl /

noun

a music program forming the main part of a social occasion.

Nearby words

  1. musical chairs, play,
  2. musical comedy,
  3. musical glasses,
  4. musical ride,
  5. musical saw,
  6. musicality,
  7. musicalize,
  8. musically,
  9. musicals,
  10. musician

Origin of musicale

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

Can be confusedmusical musicale

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British Dictionary definitions for musicale

musicale

/ (ˌmjuːzɪˈkɑːl) /

noun

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

Word Origin for musicale

C19: shortened from French soirée musicale musical evening

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Word Origin and History for musicale

musicale

n.

"musical party," 1872, from French musicale, short for soirée musicale "musical evening (party);" see musical (adj.).

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