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bagpipe

  • noun a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone

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two-dimensional

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    planar.
  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; 2-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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sign_language

  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures
    signing.

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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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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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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heavy_metal

  • noun a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
  • noun loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
    heavy metal music.

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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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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cognitive_neuroscience

  • noun the branch of neuroscience that studies the biological foundations of mental phenomena

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artificial_language

  • noun a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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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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honorific

  • noun an expression of respect
    • the Japanese use many honorifics
  • adjective satellite conferring or showing honor or respect
    • honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession

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dog_show

  • noun a competitive exhibition of dogs

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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natural_language

  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    tongue.

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marimba

  • noun a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets
    xylophone.

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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warble

  • noun a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  • verb sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    quaver; trill.

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railroad_engineer

  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; engine driver; engineer.

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graphical_record

  • noun a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
    graph.

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elocution

  • noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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progression

  • noun a series with a definite pattern of advance
    patterned advance.
  • noun a movement forward
    progress; advance.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops

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database_management

  • noun creation and maintenance of a database

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military 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

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trancecore

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humstrum

An instrument out of tune or rudely constructed; music badly played.

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comity_of_nations

  • noun courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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licorice_stick

  • noun the ordinary clarinet with a middle range
    B-flat clarinet.

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winded

  • adjective satellite breathing laboriously or convulsively
    pursy; short-winded; blown.
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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monotonous

  • adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
    humdrum.
    • a humdrum existence
    • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
  • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    flat; monotonic; monotone.
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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dance_band

  • noun a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    band; dance orchestra.

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ornate

  • adjective satellite marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
    flowery.
    • a flowery speech
    • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

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heavy_metal_music

  • noun loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
    heavy metal.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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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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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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bongo_drum

  • noun a small drum; played with the hands
    bongo.

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carrying_into_action

  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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pavane

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

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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prosody

  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    inflection.
  • noun (prosody) a system of versification
    poetic rhythm; rhythmic pattern.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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neo

  • adjective satellite (used as a combining form) recent or new
    • `neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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philharmonic

  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    symphony orchestra; symphony.
    • we heard the Vienna symphony
  • adjective composing or characteristic of an orchestral group
    • philharmonic players

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vibraphonist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibist.

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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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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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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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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danceroom

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mechanical_piano

  • noun a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
    player piano; Pianola.

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psalmody

  • noun the act of singing psalms or hymns
    hymnody.

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sforzando

  • noun an accented chord
  • noun (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack

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loungecore

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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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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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anticlimactic

  • adjective of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style
    anticlimactical.
  • adjective coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot
    • everything after the discovery of the murderer was anticlimactic

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studio

  • noun workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
    • she ran a dance studio
    • the music department provided studios for their students
    • you don't need a studio to make a passport photograph
  • noun an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
    studio apartment.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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softened

  • adjective satellite toned down
  • verb make (images or sounds) soft or softer
    soften.

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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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hairdo

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairstyle; coif; hair style; coiffure.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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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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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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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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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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double_bass

  • noun largest and lowest member of the violin family
    bass viol; string bass; bass fiddle; contrabass; bull fiddle.

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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bass_voice

  • noun the lowest adult male singing voice
    basso; bass.

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dimness

  • noun the state of being poorly illuminated
    duskiness.
  • noun the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
    subduedness.

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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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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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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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unglamorous

  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    humdrum; prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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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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protopunk

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rocksteady

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contract_of_adhesion

  • noun a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power
    adhesion contract.

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ethnomusicology

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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warning_signal

  • noun an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    alarm; alarum; alert.

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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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symphony

  • noun a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
    symphonic music.
  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    symphony orchestra; philharmonic.
    • we heard the Vienna symphony

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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bagatelle

  • noun a light piece of music for piano
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; frivolity.

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