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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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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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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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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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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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delibes

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

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strad

  • noun a violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
    Stradavarius.

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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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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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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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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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clickety-click

  • noun a fast and rhythmic click-clack
    clickety-clack.
    • the clickety-clack of the typewriters

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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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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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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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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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musical_comedy

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical; musical theater.

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whish

  • verb make a sibilant sound
  • verb move with a whishing sound
    • The car whished past her

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walter_piston

  • noun United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
    Piston.

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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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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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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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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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eugene_ormandy

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

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bongo_drum

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

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aram_kachaturian

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

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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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neo

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

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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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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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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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rat-tat

  • noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
    rat-a-tat; rat-a-tat-tat.

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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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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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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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lena_calhoun_horne

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

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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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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mew

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; miaou; miaul.
  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew gull; Larus canus; sea mew.

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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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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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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double_bass

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

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vroom

  • noun the roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed
  • verb make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving

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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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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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scranch

  • verb make a crushing noise
    crunch; scraunch; crackle.
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel

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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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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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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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yelping

  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yip; yelp.
  • verb bark in a high-pitched tone
    yip; yelp; yap.
    • the puppies yelped

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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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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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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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gustav_mahler

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

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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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inflect

  • verb change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    tone; modulate.

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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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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tympan

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    membranophone; drum.

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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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clavichord

  • noun an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound

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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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serpent

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; snake.
  • noun a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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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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roger_sessions

  • noun United States composer who promoted 20th century music (1896-1985)
    Roger Huntington Sessions; Sessions.

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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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alban_berg

  • noun Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)
    Berg.

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panpipe

  • noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
    pandean pipe; syrinx.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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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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noisiness

  • noun the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    racketiness.

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bebop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bop.
  • verb dance the bebop
    bop.

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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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clippety-clop

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clunking; clopping; clop; clumping.

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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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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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sightreader

  • noun a performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)

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coleman_hawkins

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

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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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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aeolian

Of or pertaining to Æolia or Æolis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; æolic; as, the Æolian dialect.

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wolf

  • noun any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
  • noun Austrian composer (1860-1903)
    Hugo Wolf.

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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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banger

  • noun (British informal) pork sausage
  • noun firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
    cracker; firecracker.

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fife

  • noun a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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clapper

  • noun someone who applauds
    applauder.
  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    tongue; lingua; glossa.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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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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keyboard

  • noun device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
  • noun holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

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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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ticker

  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; pump.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly
  • noun a small portable timepiece
    watch.

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reecho

  • verb echo repeatedly, echo again and again
  • verb repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back

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tinkle

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    ting.
  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; tink; chink.
    • tinkling bells

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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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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tabulate

  • verb arrange or enter in tabular form
    table; tabularise; tabularize.
  • verb shape or cut with a flat surface

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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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clanger

  • noun a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
    • he dropped a clanger

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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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skreak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    screech; squawk; screak; skreigh.

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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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heckelphone

  • noun an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
    basset oboe.

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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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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skirl

  • noun the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
  • verb make a shrill, wailing sound
    • skirling bagpipes

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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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percussive_instrument

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

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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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torch_singer

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

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musical_time

  • noun (music) the beat of musical rhythm

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acoustic

  • noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  • adjective of or relating to the science of acoustics
    acoustical.
    • acoustic properties of a hall

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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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bong

  • noun a dull resonant sound as of a bell
  • verb ring loudly and deeply
    • the big bell bonged

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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aeolian_harp

  • noun a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
    wind harp; aeolian lyre.

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mikhail_glinka

  • noun Russian composer (1804-1857)
    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Glinka.

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sir_william_walton

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

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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ernestine_schumann-heink

  • noun United States operatic contralto (1861-1936)
    Schumann-Heink.

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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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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bull_fiddle

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

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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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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intonate

  • verb speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
    intone.
    • please intonate with sadness
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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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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miaul

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaou.

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angelus

  • noun the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
    angelus bell.
  • noun a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

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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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techno

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

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miles_dewey_davis_jr.

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

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jangling

  • adjective satellite like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together
    jangly.
    • cowboys with jangling spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle; jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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tympanum

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    middle ear; tympanic cavity.
  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanic membrane; myringa; eardrum.

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stephen_foster

  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Foster.

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signature

  • noun your name written in your own handwriting
  • noun a distinguishing style
    touch.
    • this room needs a woman's touch

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miaow

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaou.

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miaou

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaow.

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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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claxon

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
    klaxon.
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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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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licorice_stick

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

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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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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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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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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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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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vibrato

  • noun (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

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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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licorice

  • noun deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
    liquorice; Glycyrrhiza glabra.
  • noun a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
    liquorice.

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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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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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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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tom

  • noun male cat
    tomcat.
  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Uncle Tom.

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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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chanted

  • adjective satellite sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone
    • a chanted psalm
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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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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voiced_sound

  • noun a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
    sonant.

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wizard

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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swoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    whoosh.
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; swish; lap.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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toot

  • noun a blast of a horn
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    carouse; carousal; bender; booze-up.

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swish

  • noun a brushing or rustling sound
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; lap; swoosh.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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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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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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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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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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holly

  • noun any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
  • noun United States rock star (1936-1959)
    Buddy Holly; Charles Hardin Holley.

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bessie_smith

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

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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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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william_john_clifton_haley_jr.

  • noun United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
    Haley; Bill Haley.

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chest

  • noun the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    pectus; thorax.
  • noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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kurt_weill

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

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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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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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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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hushing

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; fizzle; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    hush.
    • hush my baby!

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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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iterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate.
    • She kept reiterating her request
  • verb run or be performed again
    • the function iterates

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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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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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caterwaul

  • noun the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  • verb utter shrieks, as of cats
    yowl.

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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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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screak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    skreak; screech; squawk; skreigh.

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scream

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; shriek; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; screaming; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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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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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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leontyne_price

  • noun United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
    Price; Mary Leontyne Price.

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weill

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

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lutenist

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

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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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cracker_bonbon

  • noun a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
    cracker; snapper.

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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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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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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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instrumentalist

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

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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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waltz

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

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patter

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; line of gab.
  • noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds
    • the patter of mice
    • the patter of tiny feet

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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clopping

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clunking; clop; clippety-clop; clumping.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; clunk; plunk.

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watson

  • noun United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)
    Thomas Augustus Watson.
  • noun United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
    John Broadus Watson.

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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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droning

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    monotone; drone.
  • verb make a monotonous low dull sound
    drone.
    • The harmonium was droning on

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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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rumbling

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • verb make a low noise
    rumble; grumble.
    • rumbling thunder

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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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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vertical_flute

  • noun a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
    fipple flute; recorder; fipple pipe.

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baa

  • noun the cry made by sheep
  • verb cry plaintively
    bleat; blate; blat.
    • The lambs were bleating

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bam

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bang; blast; eruption; clap.
  • noun an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

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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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performing_artist

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performer.

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tabularise

  • verb arrange or enter in tabular form
    table; tabularize; tabulate.

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leopold_antoni_stanislaw_stokowski

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

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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foster

  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.
  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education

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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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vibraphone

  • noun a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound
    vibraharp; vibes.

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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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aeolian_lyre

  • noun a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
    wind harp; aeolian harp.

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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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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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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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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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reiterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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sight-sing

  • verb sing from a score without having seen it before
    sightsing.
    • This tenor can sightsing even the most difficult pieces

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domingo

  • noun Spanish operatic tenor noted for performances in operas by Verdi and Puccini (born in 1941)
    Placido Domingo.

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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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corps_de_ballet

  • noun the chorus of a ballet company
    ensemble.

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segovia

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

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bombinate

  • verb make a buzzing sound
    bombilate; buzz.
    • bees were buzzing around the hive

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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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coo

  • noun the sound made by a pigeon
  • verb speak softly or lovingly
    • The mother who held her baby was cooing softly

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moussorgsky

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

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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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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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burble

  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; guggle; ripple; bubble; gurgle.
    • babbling brooks

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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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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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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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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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maraca

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs

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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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beep

  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
    bleep.
  • verb make a loud noise
    toot; claxon; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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replicate

  • verb bend or turn backward
    retroflex.
  • verb reproduce or make an exact copy of
    copy.
    • replicate the cell
    • copy the genetic information

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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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splatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splash; dab.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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play_along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    go along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb perform an accompaniment to
    follow; accompany.
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano

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tink

  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; chink; tinkle.
    • tinkling bells

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chug

  • noun the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  • verb make a dull, explosive sound
    • the engine chugged down the street

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cithern

  • noun a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
    citole; gittern; cittern; cither.

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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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ta'ziyeh

  • noun (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)

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tapping

  • noun the sound of light blow or knock
    • he heard the tapping of the man's cane
  • verb cut a female screw thread with a tap
    tap.

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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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tread_down

  • verb walk on and flatten
    tramp down; trample.
    • tramp down the grass
    • trample the flowers

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cracker

  • noun a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
  • noun a poor White person in the southern United States
    redneck.

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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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birdcall

  • noun the characteristic sound produced by a bird
    call; birdsong; song.
    • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age
  • noun a device for imitating a birdcall

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.
  • noun English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
    George Harrison.

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stopping

  • noun fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
    fillet.
  • noun the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch
    • the violinist's stopping was excellent

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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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erik_alfred_leslie_satie

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

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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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pipework

  • noun the flues and stops on a pipe organ
    organ pipe; pipe.

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triple-tongue

  • verb play fast notes on a wind instrument
    double tongue.

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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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antonin_dvorak

  • noun Czech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904)
    Dvorak.

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snare_drum

  • noun a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
    snare; side drum.

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growl

  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growling.
  • verb to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    rumble; grumble.
    • he grumbled a rude response
    • Stones grumbled down the cliff

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mezzo-soprano

  • noun a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
    mezzo.
  • noun the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
    mezzo.

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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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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recurrent

  • adjective satellite recurring again and again
    repeated; perennial.
    • perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements

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charles_edward_berry

  • noun United States rock singer (born in 1931)
    Berry; Chuck Berry.

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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clucking

  • noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    cluck.
  • verb make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    cluck; click; clack.

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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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plainsong

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; Gregorian chant.

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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let_loose

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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bing_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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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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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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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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psaltery

  • noun an ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre or zither but having a trapezoidal sounding board under the strings

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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jangle

  • noun a metallic sound
    jingle.
    • the jingle of coins
    • the jangle of spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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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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whicker

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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steel_guitar

  • noun guitar whose steel strings are twanged while being pressed with a movable steel bar for a glissando effect
    Hawaiian guitar.

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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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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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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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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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ingeminate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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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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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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basset

  • noun smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
    basset hound.
  • verb appear at the surface
    crop out.
    • A seam of coal bassets

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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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shamisen

  • noun a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundbox; played with a plectrum
    samisen.

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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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