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noun [uncountable] music pronunciation in American English /ˈmjuzɪk/
  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 movie 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 major 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.

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