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harmonisation (Also harmonisations) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to harmonisation

four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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bailey

  • noun United States singer (1918-1990)
    Pearl Mae Bailey; Pearl Bailey.
  • noun English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    Nathaniel Bailey; Nathan Bailey.

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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barbra_joan_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Streisand.

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book_of_nahum

  • noun an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
    Nahum.

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song_of_solomon

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
    Canticles; Song of Songs; Canticle of Canticles.

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delibes

  • noun French composer of operas (1836-1891)
    Leo Delibes; Clement Philibert Leo Delibes.

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anticlimax

  • noun a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    • the anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • noun a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
    bathos.

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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tallis

  • noun English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
    Thomas Tallis.
  • noun (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
    tallith; prayer shawl.

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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signature_tune

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    theme song; signature.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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felix_mendelssohn

  • noun German musician and romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847)
    Mendelssohn; Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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book_of_joel

  • noun an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
    Joel.

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modest_petrovich_moussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Moussorgsky.

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paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Ignace Paderewski.

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eugene_ormandy

  • noun United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
    Ormandy.

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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aram_kachaturian

  • noun Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
    Kachaturian.

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black_humor

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humour.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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greek_chorus

  • noun a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    chorus.

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saint-saens

  • noun French pianist and composer (1835-1921)
    Charles Camille Saint-Saens.

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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antiphonal

  • noun bound collection of antiphons
    antiphonary.
  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    responsive.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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lena_calhoun_horne

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Horne; Lena Horne.

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psalmody

  • noun the act of singing psalms or hymns
    hymnody.

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leitmotif

  • noun a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
    leitmotiv.

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haggai

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Aggeus.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Aggeus.

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leitmotiv

  • noun a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
    leitmotif.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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duke_ellington

  • noun United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
    Edward Kennedy Ellington; Ellington.

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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folk_ballad

  • noun a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
    folksong; folk song.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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rock_and_roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock music; rock-and-roll; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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military_music

  • noun brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
    martial music; military march.

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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processional

  • noun religious music used in a procession
    prosodion.
  • adjective intended for use in a procession
    • processional music
    • processional cross

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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george_frederick_handel

  • noun a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
    Georg Friedrich Handel; George Frideric Handel; Handel.

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bellini

  • noun Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
    Vincenzo Bellini.

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idyll

  • noun an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
  • noun a musical composition that evokes rural life
    pastorale; pastoral; idyl.

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yodeling

  • noun singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; yodel; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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introit

  • noun a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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canticle_of_canticles

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
    Canticles; Song of Songs; Song of Solomon.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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gustav_mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Mahler.

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schonberg

  • noun United States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
    Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schonberg; Schoenberg.

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modest_moussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky.

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peter_ilich_tchaikovsky

  • noun important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
    Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky; Peter Tchaikovsky; Pyotr Tchaikovsky; Tchaikovsky.

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henry_purcell

  • noun English organist at Westminster Abbey and composer of many theatrical pieces (1659-1695)
    Purcell.

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book_of_exodus

  • noun the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
    Exodus.

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brahms

  • noun German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
    Johannes Brahms.
  • noun the music of Brahms
    • Brahms was included in the program

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respighi

  • noun Italian composer remembered for his symphonic poems (1879-1936)
    Ottorino Respighi.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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carioca

  • noun music composed for dancing the carioca
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro

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i_samuel

  • noun the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
    1 Samuel.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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violin

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    fiddle.

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harmonium

  • noun a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
    reed organ; organ.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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trill

  • noun a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    shake.
  • noun the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
    • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

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book_of_haggai

  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Aggeus; Haggai.

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giacomo_meyerbeer

  • noun German composer of operas in a style that influenced Richard Wagner (1791-1864)
    Jakob Liebmann Beer; Meyerbeer.

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sitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the sitar

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kreisler

  • noun United States violinist (born in Austria) (1875-1962)
    Fritz Kreisler.

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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hindemith

  • noun German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
    Paul Hindemith.

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miles_davis

  • noun United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
    Davis; Miles Dewey Davis Jr..

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music_director

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; conductor.

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cadence

  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; metre; meter; measure.
  • noun the close of a musical section

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ottorino_respighi

  • noun Italian composer remembered for his symphonic poems (1879-1936)
    Respighi.

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dylan

  • noun United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
    Bob Dylan.
  • noun Celtic god of the waves; son of Arianrhod

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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hiram_king_williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hank Williams; Williams.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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coleman_hawkins

  • noun United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
    Hawkins.

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arthur_jacob_arshawsky

  • noun United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
    Shaw; Artie Shaw.

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ecclesiastes

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
    Book of Ecclesiastes.

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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giambattista_lulli

  • noun French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
    Jean Baptiste Lully; Lulli; Lully.

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kathryn_elizabeth_smith

  • noun United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
    Smith; Kate Smith.

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book_of_ruth

  • noun a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
    Ruth.

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ignace_jan_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Paderewski; Paderewski.

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hip-hop

  • noun an urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city
  • noun genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
    rap music; rap.

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landowska

  • noun United States harpsichordist (born in Poland) who helped to revive modern interest in the harpsichord (1879-1959)
    Wanda Landowska.

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musical_accompaniment

  • noun a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    backup; support; accompaniment.

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nocturne

  • noun a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
    notturno.

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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canto

  • noun the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
  • noun a major division of a long poem

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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barber

  • noun United States composer (1910-1981)
    Samuel Barber.
  • noun a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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stephen_michael_reich

  • noun United States composer (born in 1936)
    Steve Reich; Reich.

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vocal_music

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal.
  • noun music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

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charles_camille_saint-saens

  • noun French pianist and composer (1835-1921)
    Saint-Saens.

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barbra_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Joan Streisand.

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songwriter

  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    ballad maker; songster.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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threnody

  • noun a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    dirge; coronach; requiem; lament.

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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schoenberg

  • noun United States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
    Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schonberg; Schonberg.

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acts_of_the_apostles

  • noun a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
    Acts.

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percussive_instrument

  • noun a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
    percussion instrument.

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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book_of_nehemiah

  • noun an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
    Nehemiah.

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torch_singer

  • noun a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songs

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concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

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sir_william_walton

  • noun English composer (1902-1983)
    Sir William Turner Walton; Walton; William Walton.

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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hautbois

  • noun a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
    hautboy; oboe.

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yoko_ono

  • noun United States musician (born in Japan) who married John Lennon and collaborated with him on recordings (born in 1933)
    Ono.

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trumpeter

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    cornetist.
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    herald.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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shankar

  • noun Indian sitar player who popularized classical Indian music in the West (born in 1920)
    Ravi Shankar.

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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motet

  • noun an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century

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ravi_shankar

  • noun Indian sitar player who popularized classical Indian music in the West (born in 1920)
    Shankar.

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artur_rubinstein

  • noun United States pianist (born in Poland) known for his interpretations of the music of Chopin (1886-1982)
    Arthur Rubinstein; Rubinstein.

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dmitri_shostakovich

  • noun Russian composer best known for his fifteen symphonies (1906-1975)
    Shostakovich; Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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techno

  • noun a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals

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indemnity

  • noun protection against future loss
    insurance.
  • noun legal exemption from liability for damages

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minor_key

  • noun a key based on the minor scale
    minor mode.

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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lasso

  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Orlando di Lasso; Roland de Lassus.
  • noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
    reata; lariat; riata.

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bird_parker

  • noun United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
    Charles Christopher Parker; Parker; Yardbird Parker; Charlie Parker.

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popularism

  • noun music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

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crooning

  • noun singing in a soft low tone
    • her crooning soon put the child to sleep
  • noun the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

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piston

  • noun United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston.
  • noun mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
    plunger.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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nielsen

  • noun Danish composer (1865-1931)
    Carl August Nielsen; Carl Nielsen.

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contralto

  • noun a woman singer having a contralto voice
  • noun the lowest female singing voice
    alto.

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tango

  • noun a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  • noun music written in duple time for dancing the tango

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robert_nesta_marley

  • noun Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
    Bob Marley; Marley.

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georges_enesco

  • noun Romanian violinist and composer (1881-1955)
    Enesco; George Enescu.

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ethel_merman

  • noun United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
    Merman.

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musical_arrangement

  • noun a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
    arrangement.

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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chanter

  • noun reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
    melody pipe.

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symphonic_poem

  • noun an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
    tone poem.

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    drum majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    drum majorette.

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book_of_leviticus

  • noun the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
    Leviticus.

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medley

  • noun a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
    pastiche; potpourri.

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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arthur_tatum

  • noun United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
    Tatum; Art Tatum.

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maria_magdalene_von_losch

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich.

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madonna

  • noun the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
    The Virgin; Blessed Virgin; Virgin Mary; Mary.
  • noun United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Madonna Louise Ciccone.

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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altoist

  • noun a musician who plays the alto saxophone
    alto saxophonist.

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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bessie_smith

  • noun United States blues singer (1894-1937)
    Smith.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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escalator

  • noun a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
    escalator clause.
  • noun a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
    moving stairway; moving staircase.

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locus_classicus

  • noun an authoritative and often-quoted passage

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kurt_weill

  • noun German composer; collaborated with Bertolt Brecht (1900-1950)
    Weill.

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book_of_job

  • noun a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
    Job.

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lena_horne

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Horne; Lena Calhoun Horne.

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giacomo_puccini

  • noun Italian operatic composer noted for the dramatic realism of his operas (1858-1924)
    Puccini.

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reharmonization

  • noun a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
    reharmonisation.

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woodrow_charles_herman

  • noun United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
    Woody Herman; Herman.

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carl_orff

  • noun German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
    Orff.

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arthur_rubinstein

  • noun United States pianist (born in Poland) known for his interpretations of the music of Chopin (1886-1982)
    Artur Rubinstein; Rubinstein.

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joseph_deems_taylor

  • noun United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
    Deems Taylor; Taylor.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Gustav Mahler.

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homophony

  • noun the same pronunciation for words of different origins
  • noun part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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episode

  • noun a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
  • noun a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series

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orlando_di_lasso

  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Roland de Lassus; Lasso.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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treaty

  • noun a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    pact; accord.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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solfeggio

  • noun singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    solmization; solfege.
  • noun a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    solfege.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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pavan

  • noun music composed for dancing the pavane
    pavane.
  • noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
    pavane.

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weill

  • noun German composer; collaborated with Bertolt Brecht (1900-1950)
    Kurt Weill.

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modest_petrovich_mussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky; Modest Moussorgsky.

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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african-american_music

  • noun music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
    black music.

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book_of_revelation

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse.

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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book_of_ecclesiastes

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
    Ecclesiastes.

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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stravinsky

  • noun composer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)
    Igor Stravinsky; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.
  • noun the music of Stravinsky
    • Stravinsky no longer causes riots in the streets

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symphonic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony
    • symphonic choir
  • adjective satellite harmonious in sound
    symphonious.
    • the symphonic hum of a million insects

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book_of_hosea

  • noun an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
    Hosea.

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coronach

  • noun a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    dirge; threnody; requiem; lament.

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book_of_joshua

  • noun a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
    Joshua; Josue.

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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book_of_ezra

  • noun an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
    Ezra.

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honegger

  • noun Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
    Arthur Honegger.

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writing_style

  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    genre; literary genre.

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waltz

  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    walk-in.
  • noun music composed in triple time for waltzing

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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benjamin_britten

  • noun major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976)
    Edward Benjamin Britten; Lord Britten of Aldeburgh; Britten.

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grandiloquence

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; rhetoric; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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armstrong

  • noun United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the Moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
    Neil Armstrong.
  • noun United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
    Satchmo; Louis Armstrong.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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disco

  • noun popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
    disco music.
  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
    discotheque.

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harmonise

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonize.

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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part-singing

  • noun singing with three or more voice parts

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jackson

  • noun English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
    Glenda Jackson.
  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Joe Jackson; Michael Jackson.

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book_of_judith

  • noun an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
    Judith.

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proverbs

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)
    Book of Proverbs.
  • noun a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
    proverb; saw; byword; adage.

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leopold_antoni_stanislaw_stokowski

  • noun United States conductor (born in Britain) (1882-1977)
    Leopold Stokowski; Stokowski.

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peroration

  • noun a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
  • noun (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
    • he summarized his main points in his peroration

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verboseness

  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
    verbosity.

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septet

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; heptad; sevener; VII; 7; septenary.
  • noun seven performers or singers who perform together
    septette.

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major_key

  • noun a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
    major mode.

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clef

  • noun a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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religious_song

  • noun religious music for singing

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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anton_rubenstein

  • noun Russian composer and pianist (1829-1894)
    Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein; Anton Gregor Rubinstein; Rubinstein.

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cellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    violoncellist.

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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leviticus

  • noun the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
    Book of Leviticus.

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zephaniah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
    Sophonias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
    Book of Zephaniah; Sophonias.

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veil

  • noun a garment that covers the head and face
    head covering.
  • noun a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
    velum.

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mezuzah

  • noun religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
    mezuza.

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censorship

  • noun counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
    security review; censoring.
  • noun deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
    censoring.

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segovia

  • noun Spanish guitarist who made classical guitar a concert instrument (1893-1987)
    Andres Segovia.

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adapter

  • noun a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
    arranger; transcriber.
  • noun device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
    adaptor.

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thomson

  • noun United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
    Virgil Garnett Thomson; Virgil Thomson.
  • noun United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
    Elihu Thomson.

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corelli

  • noun Italian violinist and composer of violin concertos (1653-1713)
    Arcangelo Corelli.

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telemann

  • noun German baroque composer (1681-1767)
    Georg Philipp Telemann.

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canticles

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
    Song of Songs; Song of Solomon; Canticle of Canticles.
  • noun a hymn derived from the Bible
    canticle.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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septette

  • noun seven performers or singers who perform together
    septet.
  • noun a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    septet.

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pearl_mae_bailey

  • noun United States singer (1918-1990)
    Bailey; Pearl Bailey.

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sigmund_romberg

  • noun United States composer (born in Hungary) who composed operettas (1887-1951)
    Romberg.

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hiram_williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams; Williams.

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melodic_line

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; strain; melody; line; tune.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven

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kate_smith

  • noun United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
    Smith; Kathryn Elizabeth Smith.

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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bernstein

  • noun United States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
    Leonard Bernstein.

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wind_instrument

  • noun a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
    wind.

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2_samuel

  • noun the second of two books of the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
    II Samuel.

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chavez

  • noun Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
    Carlos Chavez.
  • noun United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
    Cesar Estrada Chavez; Cesar Chavez.

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lambert

  • noun a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
    L.
  • noun English composer and conductor (1905-1951)
    Constant Lambert; Leonard Constant Lambert.

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waters

  • noun United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
    Ethel Waters.
  • noun the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion
    amniotic fluid; amnionic fluid.
    • before a woman gives birth her waters break

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book_of_habakkuk

  • noun an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
    Habakkuk; Habacuc.

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electronic_instrument

  • noun a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
    electronic musical instrument.

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koto

  • noun Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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lloyd_webber

  • noun English composer of many successful musicals (some in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice) (born in 1948)
    Baron Lloyd Webber of Sydmonton; Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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boulez

  • noun French composer of serial music (born in 1925)
    Pierre Boulez.

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rock'n'roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock music; rock-and-roll; rock.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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solvate

  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)

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warbler

  • noun a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
  • noun a small active songbird

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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musical_note

  • noun a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
    note; tone.
    • the singer held the note too long

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erik_alfred_leslie_satie

  • noun French composer noted for his experimentalism and rejection of Romanticism (1866-1925)
    Erik Satie; Satie.

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saltiness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    coarseness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    salt; salinity.

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descant

  • noun a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    discant.
  • verb sing in descant

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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lehar

  • noun Hungarian composer of light operas (1870-1948)
    Franz Lehar.

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march

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.

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josue

  • noun a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
    Joshua; Book of Joshua.

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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atonalism

  • noun the absence of a key; alternative to the diatonic system
    atonality.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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literary_genre

  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    genre; writing style.

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musical_theme

  • noun (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
    melodic theme; theme; idea.
    • the theme is announced in the first measures
    • the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it

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harmony

  • noun compatibility in opinion and action
    harmoniousness.
  • noun the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
    musical harmony.

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poet-singer

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; minstrel; folk singer.

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blitzstein

  • noun United States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)
    Marc Blitzstein.

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tatum

  • noun United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
    Edward Lawrie Tatum.
  • noun United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
    Arthur Tatum; Art Tatum.

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hank_williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Williams.

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idyl

  • noun a musical composition that evokes rural life
    pastorale; idyll; pastoral.
  • noun a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
    bucolic; idyll; eclogue.

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ella_fitzgerald

  • noun United States scat singer (1917-1996)
    Fitzgerald.

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sergei_rachmaninov

  • noun composer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)
    Rachmaninoff; Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Rachmaninov; Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov.

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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reharmonize

  • verb provide with a different harmony
    reharmonise.
    • reharmonize the melody

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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manuel_de_falla

  • noun Spanish composer and pianist (1876-1946)
    Falla.

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jerry_lee_lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Lewis.

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purple_passage

  • noun a passage full of ornate and flowery language

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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claudio_monteverdi

  • noun Italian composer (1567-1643)
    Monteverdi.

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lutenist

  • noun a musician who plays the lute
    lutanist; lutist.

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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tonic_key

  • noun the basic key in which a piece of music is written
    home key.

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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ravel

  • noun French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
    Maurice Ravel.
  • noun a row of unravelled stitches
    ladder; run.
    • she got a run in her stocking

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charles_christopher_parker

  • noun United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
    Bird Parker; Parker; Yardbird Parker; Charlie Parker.

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koussevitzky

  • noun United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951)
    Serge Koussevitzky; Sergei Aleksandrovich Koussevitzky.

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paul_hindemith

  • noun German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
    Hindemith.

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offenbach

  • noun French composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880)
    Jacques Offenbach.

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flutist

  • noun someone who plays the flute
    flautist; flute player.

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pitch_contour

  • noun rise and fall of the voice pitch
    modulation; intonation.

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mohammedanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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syncopator

  • noun a musician who plays syncopated jazz music (usually in a dance band)
    • they called themselves the Dixie Syncopators

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pizzicato

  • noun a note or passage that is played pizzicato
  • adjective satellite (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger

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trombonist

  • noun a musician who plays the trombone
    trombone player.

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rock_music

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock-and-roll; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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coarseness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    saltiness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    graininess; granularity.

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bucolic

  • noun a country person
    provincial; peasant.
  • noun a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
    idyll; eclogue; idyl.

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gospel_according_to_luke

  • noun one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
    Luke; Gospel of Luke.

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quadrille

  • noun music for dancing the quadrille
  • noun a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples

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ditty

  • noun a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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larghetto

  • noun (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
  • adjective satellite (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo

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major_mode

  • noun a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
    major key.

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franz_seraph_peter_schubert

  • noun Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
    Schubert; Franz Peter Schubert; Franz Schubert.

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rustling

  • noun the stealing of cattle
  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustle.

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yodeller

  • noun a singer who changes register rapidly (popular is Swiss folk songs)

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excerpt

  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; extract; selection.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
  • verb take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    take out; extract.

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edith_piaf

  • noun French cabaret singer (1915-1963)
    Little Sparrow; Piaf; Edith Giovanna Gassion.

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headlinese

  • noun using the abbreviated style of headline writers

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trombone

  • noun a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

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haydn

  • noun prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
    Franz Joseph Haydn; Joseph Haydn.
  • noun the music of Haydn

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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book_of_esther

  • noun an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
    Esther.

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sura

  • noun one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
    • the Quran is divided in 114 suras
  • noun the muscular back part of the shank
    calf.

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exposition

  • noun a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    expounding.
  • noun a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
    expo; exhibition.

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jazzman

  • noun a musician who plays or composes jazz music
    jazz musician.

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popular

  • adjective regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    • a popular tourist attraction
    • a popular girl
    • cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular
  • adjective satellite carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    • the popular vote
    • popular representation
    • institutions of popular government

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largo

  • noun (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
  • adjective satellite very slow in tempo and broad in manner

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chapter

  • noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    • he read a chapter every night before falling asleep
  • noun any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    • the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history
    • the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship

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prothalamion

  • noun a song in celebration of a marriage
    prothalamium.

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glissando

  • noun a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
  • adverb (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)
    • this should be played glissando, please

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william_christopher_handy

  • noun United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
    W. C. Handy; Handy.

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marley

  • noun Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
    Robert Nesta Marley; Bob Marley.

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treble

  • noun the pitch range of the highest female voice
    soprano.
  • verb sing treble

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lied

  • noun a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
  • verb be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    lie.

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schnabel

  • noun United States composer (born in Austria) and pianist noted for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert (1882-1951)
    Artur Schnabel.

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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narration

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; story; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    recital; yarn.
    • his narration was hesitant

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obligato

  • noun a persistent but subordinate motif
    obbligato.
  • noun a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
    obbligato.

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thelonious_sphere_monk

  • noun United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
    Monk; Thelonious Monk.

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divertimento

  • noun a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
    serenade.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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dietrich

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Maria Magdalene von Losch; Marlene Dietrich.

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manner_of_speaking

  • noun your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
    delivery; speech.
    • his manner of speaking was quite abrupt
    • her speech was barren of southernisms
    • I detected a slight accent in his speech

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isaac_stern

  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Stern.

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opus

  • noun a musical work that has been created
    piece of music; musical composition; piece; composition.
    • the composition is written in four movements

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herman

  • noun United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
    Woody Herman; Woodrow Charles Herman.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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polyphonic

  • adjective having two or more phonetic values
    • polyphonic letters such as `a'
  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by polyphony
    polyphonous.
    • polyphonic traditions of the baroque

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michael_joe_jackson

  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Jackson; Jackson.

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exordium

  • noun (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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schubert

  • noun Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
    Franz Peter Schubert; Franz Schubert; Franz Seraph Peter Schubert.

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mezuza

  • noun religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
    mezuzah.

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ballad

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    lay.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    lay.

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duet

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; brace; dyad; duad.
  • noun two performers or singers who perform together
    duette; duo.

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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book_of_tobit

  • noun an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries
    Tobit.

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trio

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun a musical composition for three performers

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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ballroom_music

  • noun a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
    dance music; danceroom music.

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arthur_honegger

  • noun Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
    Honegger.

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vincenzo_bellini

  • noun Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
    Bellini.

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jerome_kern

  • noun United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
    Kern; Jerome David Kern.

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religious_music

  • noun genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
    church music.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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rhythm_and_blues_musician

  • noun a performer (and sometimes composer) of rhythm and blues music

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program_music

  • noun musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
    programme music.

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book_of_proverbs

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)
    Proverbs.

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rhythm_and_blues

  • noun a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
    R and B.

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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jelly_roll_morton

  • noun United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
    Morton; Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton.

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reggae

  • noun popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar

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danceroom_music

  • noun a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
    ballroom music; dance music.

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musical_time_signature

  • noun a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
    time signature.

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ornateness

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; rhetoric; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    elaborateness.

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musical_scale

  • noun (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
    scale.

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nikolai_andreyevich_rimsky-korsakov

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works; often used themes from folk music (1844-1908)
    Rimsky-Korsakov; Nikolai Andreyevich Rimski-Korsakov; Rimski-Korsakov.

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wynette

  • noun United States country singer (1942-1998)
    Tammy Wynette; Tammy Wynetter Pugh.

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johannes_brahms

  • noun German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
    Brahms.

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interval

  • noun a definite length of time marked off by two instants
    time interval.
  • noun a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints

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leonard_bernstein

  • noun United States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
    Bernstein.

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clara_josephine_schumann

  • noun German pianist and composer of piano music; renowned for her interpretation of music, especially the music of her husband Robert Schumann (1819-1896)
    Schumann.

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prosodion

  • noun religious music used in a procession
    processional.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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vibist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibraphonist.

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solfege

  • noun singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    solmization; solfeggio.
  • noun a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    solfeggio.

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aggeus

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Haggai.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Haggai.

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anton_gregor_rubinstein

  • noun Russian composer and pianist (1829-1894)
    Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein; Anton Rubenstein; Rubinstein.

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franz_peter_schubert

  • noun Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
    Schubert; Franz Schubert; Franz Seraph Peter Schubert.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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letter_of_jeremiah

  • noun an Apocryphal book consisting of a letter ascribed to Jeremiah to the Jews in exile in Babylon warning them against idolatry
    Epistle of Jeremiah.

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reharmonisation

  • noun a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
    reharmonization.

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vladimir_horowitz

  • noun Russian concert pianist who was a leading international virtuoso (1904-1989)
    Horowitz.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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debussy

  • noun French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
    Claude Debussey; Claude Achille Debussy.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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bathos

  • noun triteness or triviality of style
  • noun insincere pathos
    mawkishness.

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parker

  • noun United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
    Charles Christopher Parker; Bird Parker; Yardbird Parker; Charlie Parker.
  • noun United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967)
    Dorothy Parker; Dorothy Rothschild Parker.

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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william_walton

  • noun English composer (1902-1983)
    Sir William Turner Walton; Walton; Sir William Walton.

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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marc_blitzstein

  • noun United States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)
    Blitzstein.

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capriccio

  • noun an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation

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chopin

  • noun the music of Chopin
    • he practiced Chopin day and night
  • noun United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)
    Kate O'Flaherty Chopin; Kate Chopin.

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book_of_lamentations

  • noun an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah
    Lamentations.

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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hymn

  • noun a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    anthem.
  • verb sing a hymn

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choral

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    chorale.
  • adjective related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir
    • choral composition
    • choral ensemble

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bruch

  • noun German composer (1838-1920)
    Max Bruch.

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mouth_organ

  • noun a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
    harp; mouth harp; harmonica.

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book_of_jonah

  • noun a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
    Jonah.

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berg

  • noun a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
    iceberg.
  • noun Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)
    Alban Berg.

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paso_doble

  • noun a ballroom dance in fast duple time
  • noun music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble; often played at bull fights

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giovanni_pierluigi_da_palestrina

  • noun Italian composer (1526-1594)
    Palestrina.

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hummer

  • noun a singer who produces a tune without opening the lips or forming words
  • noun (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
    heater; fastball; smoke; bullet.
    • he swung late on the fastball
    • he showed batters nothing but smoke

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bandsman

  • noun a player in a band (especially a military band)

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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lillian_russell

  • noun United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922)
    Russell.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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michael_jackson

  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Joe Jackson; Jackson.

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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golden_oldie

  • noun a song that was formerly popular
    oldie.

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villa-lobos

  • noun Brazilian composer (1887-1959)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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jongleur

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    troubadour; minstrel; folk singer; poet-singer.

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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electronic_musical_instrument

  • noun a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
    electronic instrument.

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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casals

  • noun an outstanding Spanish cellist noted for his interpretation of Bach's cello suites (1876-1973)
    Pablo Casals.

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triad

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    trio; triplet; triple.

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joseph_oliver

  • noun United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)
    Oliver; King Oliver.

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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sir_arthur_sullivan

  • noun English composer of operettas who collaborated with the librettist William Gilbert (1842-1900)
    Sullivan; Arthur Sullivan; Arthur Seymour Sullivan.

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sergei_sergeyevich_prokofiev

  • noun Russian composer of ballets and symphonies and operas (1891-1953)
    Prokofiev.

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sextet

  • noun a musical composition written for six performers
    sestet; sextette.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; six; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.

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donizetti

  • noun Italian composer of operas (1797-1848)
    Gaetano Donizetti.

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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couperin

  • noun French composer of music for organ and a member of a family of distinguished organists (1668-1733)
    Francois Couperin.

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mahalia_jackson

  • noun United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
    Jackson.

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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etude

  • noun a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

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merman

  • noun United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
    Ethel Merman.
  • noun half man and half fish; lives in the sea

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landler

  • noun music in triple time for dancing the landler
  • noun a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping

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conductor

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; music director.
  • noun a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

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refrain

  • noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    chorus.
  • verb resist doing something
    forbear.
    • He refrained from hitting him back
    • she could not forbear weeping

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a_cappella_singing

  • noun singing without instrumental accompaniment
    a capella singing.

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frederick_loewe

  • noun United States composer (born in Austria) who collaborated with Lerner on several musicals (1901-1987)
    Loewe.

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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ethnic_music

  • noun the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
    folk music; folk.

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robert_schumann

  • noun German romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
    Schumann; Robert Alexander Schumann.

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sir_edward_elgar

  • noun British composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)
    Sir Edward William Elgar; Elgar.

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terseness

  • noun a neatly short and concise expressive style

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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harmonious

  • adjective musically pleasing
  • adjective satellite exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
    symmetrical; proportionate.

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numbers

  • noun the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
    Book of Numbers.
  • noun an illegal daily lottery
    numbers racket; numbers game; numbers pool.

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skiffle

  • noun a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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piano_music

  • noun sheet music to be played on a piano
  • noun the sound of music produced by a piano
    • he thought he heard piano music next door

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piece_of_music

  • noun a musical work that has been created
    opus; musical composition; piece; composition.
    • the composition is written in four movements

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sextette

  • noun six performers or singers who perform together
    sestet; sextet.
  • noun a set of six similar things considered as a unit
    sestet; sextet.

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gounod

  • noun French composer best remembered for his operas (1818-1893)
    Charles Francois Gounod.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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bedrich_smetana

  • noun Czech composer (1824-1884)
    Smetana.

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john_cage

  • noun United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
    Cage; John Milton Cage Jr..

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maria_luigi_carlo_zenobio_cherubini

  • noun Italian composer of church music and operas (1760-1842)
    Cherubini; Luigi Cherubini.

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paul_robeson

  • noun United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
    Robeson; Paul Bustill Robeson.

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johann_strauss

  • noun Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)
    Strauss the Younger; Strauss.
  • noun Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
    Strauss the Elder; Strauss.

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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fats_domino

  • noun United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
    Antoine Domino; Domino.

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ballroom

  • noun large room used mainly for dancing
    dance hall; dance palace.

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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jintao

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aleksandr_porfirevich_borodin

  • noun Russian composer (1833-1887)
    Borodin; Aleksandr Borodin.

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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flourish

  • noun a showy gesture
    • she entered with a great flourish
  • noun an ornamental embellishment in writing

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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legalese

  • noun a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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sergei_vasilievich_rachmaninov

  • noun composer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)
    Rachmaninoff; Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninov; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Rachmaninov.

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barrel_organ

  • noun a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
    hand organ; hurdy gurdy; street organ; hurdy-gurdy; grind organ.

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turn_of_phrase

  • noun a distinctive spoken or written expression
    turn of expression.
    • John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea

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islam

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Muslimism.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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canary

  • noun someone acting as an informer