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noun [uncountable] music pronunciation in British English /ˈmjuːzɪk/
  1. 1
    sounds made by voices or instruments arranged in a way that is pleasant to listen to
    She prefers listening to classical music.
    write/compose music: He’s written music for several film soundtracks.
    a piece of music: We need to rehearse a new piece of music for the concert.
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    1. a.
      the art or activity of writing, performing, or studying music
      She’s planning to do a degree in music.
      Music is his whole life.
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  2. 2
    the printed symbols that represent the sounds of music that musicians or singers read when they are performing
    read music (=understand what sounds the symbols represent): I’m learning to read music.
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    1. a.
      a book or sheet of paper with music printed on it, used by a performer
      I must have left my music on the piano.



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