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musicology

[ myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.
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Origin of musicology

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/, adjectivemu·si·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbmu·si·col·o·gist, noun
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How to use musicology in a sentence

  • In his professional life, Savage is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University in Japan, where he runs the CompMusic Lab, applying computer science to musicology.

British Dictionary definitions for musicology

musicology
/ (ˌmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the scholarly study of music

Derived forms of musicology

musicological (ˌmjuːzɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemusicologically, adverbmusicologist, noun
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