musicology

[ myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.

Origin of musicology

1
First recorded in 1905–10; music + -o- + -logy

Other words from musicology

  • mu·si·co·log·i·cal [myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
  • mu·si·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • mu·si·col·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for musicology

musicology

/ (ˌmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the scholarly study of music

Derived forms of musicology

  • musicological (ˌmjuːzɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • musicologically, adverb
  • musicologist, noun

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