From King Dictionary of Contemporary English musical mu‧sic‧al 1 / ˈmjuːzɪk əl / ●●● S3 W3 adjective 1 [only before noun ] APM relating to music or consisting of music a musical version of the fairy tale ‘Cinderella’ When he began his musical career, King played only for black audiences. 2 APM good at or interested in playing or singing music She’s very musical and loves to sing. 3 C APM having a pleasant sound like music a sweet musical voice → musically Examples from the Corpus musical • Her teachers told her she had no musical ability whatsoever. • All who have that responsibility need to be aware of their own musical and liturgical preferences. • Amanda is so talented - she's musical and she can dance. • Yodelling song based on more musical call-notes. • For better or worse, with sincerity or mercenary attachment, the hip musical climate was heavily involved. • There have been attempts to depict this extraordinary achievement as a form of musical consumerism. • The emotions have been likened to a musical instrument and it is a man's task to play upon its uttermost strings. • Do you play a musical instrument? • a musical performance • DiFranco's musical skills keep winning her new fans. • O'Connor uses a wide variety of musical styles in his performances. • By day, he studied musical theory at the fine but beleaguered music department. • But many organists have undertaken some years of an expensive musical training and still give many hours a week to practising. • Following the Big Game of 1921, Maestro Merola proposed one of the most ambitious musical undertakings of the era. • a musical voice musical musical 2 ●●○ noun [countable ] APM APT a play or film that includes singing and dancing Webber had three musicals playing in London at one time. Broadway/West End musical (=one that is performed in New York’s or London’s important theatres ) Carroll appeared in a number of Broadway musicals. Examples from the Corpus musical • a hit song from the 1940 musical " Pal Joey" • Merrick offered a revealing critique of Stephen Sondheim's high-concept Follies, a musical about ageing showgirls in midlife crisis. • No, it was because O Brother is a musical. • a Broadway musical • It also features serious drama festivals, touring shows, lively musicals and pantomime. • In addition, almost every major musical of the past twenty-five years appears somewhere in the lists. • His embrace of popular culture extended to the movie musicals of the time, which provided lucrative employment. • But its demise was further justification to the movie industry that musicals are the kiss of death. • Last year the musical had the audience dancing in the aisles so tickets are selling fast. • The musicals are a real horse race. Broadway/West End musical • Essentially Manchester's only outlet for West End musicals, the theatre didn't know what had hit it.