[ myoo-zik ]
/ ˈmyu zɪk /


Nearby words

  1. mushroom ventilator,
  2. mushy,
  3. mushyheaded,
  4. musial,
  5. musial, stanley frank,
  6. music box,
  7. music centre,
  8. music drama,
  9. music hall,
  10. music has charms to soothe a savage breast


    face the music, to meet, take, or accept the consequences of one's mistakes, actions, etc.: He's squandered his money and now he's got to face the music.

Origin of music

1200–50; Middle English musike < Latin mūsica < Greek mousikḕ (téchnē) (the art) of the Muse, feminine of mousikós, equivalent to Moûs(a) Muse + -ikos -ic

Related formsmu·sic·less, adjectivean·ti·mu·sic, noun, adjectiveun·der·mu·sic, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for musics


/ (ˈmjuːzɪk) /


Word Origin for music

C13: via Old French from Latin mūsica, from Greek mousikē (tekhnē) (art) belonging to the Muses, from Mousa Muse

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Word Origin and History for musics


Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with musics


In addition to the idiom beginning with music

  • music to one's ears

also see:

  • face the music
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