music Definition

  • 1an art form that uses sound and rhythm to express emotions, ideas, and stories
  • 2the sounds that are made by instruments or voices when they are played or sung together

Using music: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "music" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    She has a great love for music.

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    He is studying music at university.

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    The concert was filled with beautiful music.

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    I enjoy listening to classical music.

music Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for music

Antonyms for music

Phrases with music

  • music to someone's ears

    something that is very pleasant or satisfying to hear


    The news that she had passed her exams was music to her parents' ears.

  • to accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions


    After being caught cheating, he knew he had to face the music and accept the punishment.

  • to create or perform music


    The band was making music all night long.

Origins of music

from Old French 'musique', from Latin 'musica', from Greek 'mousikē', meaning 'art of the Muses'


Summary: music in Brief

Music [ˈmjuːzɪk] is an art form that uses sound and rhythm to express emotions, ideas, and stories. It encompasses a wide range of genres and styles, from classical to pop, and is enjoyed by people all over the world. Phrases like 'music to someone's ears' and 'face the music' are commonly used in everyday language.

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