- Also called musical comedy. a play or motion picture in which the story line is interspersed with or developed by songs, dances, and the like.
Origin of musical
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Related Words for musicalitychant, inflection, refrain, theme, music, lyric, unison, consonance, run, strain, aria, song, concord, chime, air, euphony, lay, measure, carillon, resonance
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From this standpoint it follows that musicality as such is capable of cultivation apart from instrumental performance.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- of, relating to, or used in musica musical instrument
- harmonious; melodiousmusical laughter
- talented in or fond of music
- involving or set to musica musical evening
- short for musical comedy
Word Origin and History for musicality
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.
A play or film that contains musical numbers. Musicals can be comedic (see musical comedy) or serious in tone, such as Porgy and Bess.