Antonyms for music

Grammar : Noun
Spell : myoo-zik
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmyu zɪk

Definition of music

Origin :
  • mid-13c., musike, from Old French musique (12c.) and directly from Latin musica "the art of music," also including poetry (also source of Spanish musica, Italian musica, Old High German mosica, German Musik, Dutch muziek, Danish musik), from Greek mousike (techne) "(art) of the Muses," from fem. of mousikos "pertaining to the Muses," from Mousa "Muse" (see muse (n.)). Modern spelling from 1630s. In classical Greece, any art in which the Muses presided, but especially music and lyric poetry.
  • The use of letters to denote music notes is probably at least as old as ancient Greece, as their numbering system was ill-suited to the job. Natural scales begin at C (not A) because in ancient times the minor mode was more often used than the major one, and the natural minor scale begins at A.
  • Music box is from 1773, originally "barrel organ;" music hall is from 1842, especially "hall licensed for musical entertainment" (1857). To face the music "accept the consequences" is from 1850; the exact image is uncertain, one theory ties it to stage performers, another to cavalry horses having to be taught to stay calm while the regimental band plays. To make (beautiful) music with someone "have sexual intercourse" is from 1967.
  • noun sounds that are pleasant, harmonized
Example sentences :
  • A gentle strain of music, scarcely audible, seemed to make reply.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • And what avails skill in music, if there is no chance to display it?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The silence remained unbroken, until Paralus asked for music.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Yet the voice of Plato would be pleasant to my ears, as music on the waters in the night-time.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • With a nod and a smile, Aspasia said, "Continue the music, I pray you."
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The Oreades had music written on scrolls, in all the colours of the rainbow.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • When I hear a note of music, can I not at once strike its chord?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The Arabs also appear to have held similar opinions as to the power of music.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various

Synonyms for music

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