Word family noun music musical musician musicianship musicology musicologist adjective musical unmusical adverb musically
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Colours & sounds
musicalmu‧sic‧al1 /ˈmjuːzɪkəl/ ●●● 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 APMgood at or interested in playing or singing music She’s very musical and loves to sing.3 CAPMhaving a pleasant sound like music a sweet musical voice musically
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musicalHer 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 performanceDiFranco'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
Related topics: Music, Theatre, Film
musicalmusical2 ●●○ noun [countable] APMAPTa 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.
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musicala 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 musicalIt 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 musicalEssentially Manchester's only outlet for West End musicals, the theatre didn't know what had hit it.