music - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    sounds made by voices or instruments arranged in a way that is pleasant to listen to
    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.

    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.

  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.

     Synonyms and related words
    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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