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violin (Also violins) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to violin

hendrix

  • noun United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
    James Marshall Hendrix; Jimi Hendrix.

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varnish

  • noun a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
  • verb cover with varnish
    seal.

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rachmaninov

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

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dance

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

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vibist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibraphonist.

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guarneri

  • noun Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
    Guiseppe Guarneri; Guarnerius; Guarnieri.
  • noun founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
    Andrea Guarneri; Guarnerius; Guarnieri.

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solfege

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

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yardbird_parker

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

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robeson

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

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sergei_vasilievich_rachmaninoff

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

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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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antoine_domino

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

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recluse

  • noun one who lives in solitude
    solitary; troglodyte; solitudinarian; hermit.
  • adjective satellite withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
    reclusive; withdrawn.
    • lived an unsocial reclusive life

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ellington

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

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barbra_joan_streisand

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

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ashmolean

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anton_gregor_rubinstein

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

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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grappelli

  • noun French jazz violinist (1908-1997)
    Stephane Grappelli.

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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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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purcell

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

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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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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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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venice

  • noun the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
    Venezia.

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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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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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hammond_organ

  • noun (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    electronic organ; electric organ; organ.

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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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dastgāh

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strad

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

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vivaldi

  • noun Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi; Antonio Vivaldi.

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beethoven

  • noun German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
    van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • noun the music of Beethoven
    • he enjoyed Beethoven most of all

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roll

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

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serialism

  • noun 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
    serial music.

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saxophone

  • noun a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    sax.

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tammy_wynetter_pugh

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

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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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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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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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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bruno_walter

  • noun German conductor (1876-1962)
    Walter.

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marc_blitzstein

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

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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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tailpiece

  • noun appendage added to extend the length of something

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sir_harry_maclennan_lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Lauder; Harry Lauder.

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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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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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second

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

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street

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

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fiedler

  • noun popular United States conductor (1894-1979)
    Arthur Fiedler.

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chopin

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

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carillon

  • noun set of bells hung in a bell tower
  • noun playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
    bell ringing; carillon playing.

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roy_orbison

  • noun United States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)
    Orbison.

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percussion_instrument

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

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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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folk

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; common people.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    tribe.

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saint-saens

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

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hymn

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

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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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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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mouth_organ

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

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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harmonizer

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmoniser.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmoniser.

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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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hurdy

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indian

Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.

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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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lena_calhoun_horne

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

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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psalmody

  • noun the act of singing psalms or hymns
    hymnody.

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dassenno

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ormandy

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

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bandsman

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

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rachmaninoff

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

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jazz_musician

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

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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polyphonic_music

  • noun music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
    concerted music; polyphony.

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ragtime

  • noun music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
    rag.

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lillian_russell

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

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left_hand

  • noun the hand that is on the left side of the body
    left.
    • jab with your left

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active

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

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vibraphonist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibist.

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standard

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

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michael_jackson

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

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alto

  • noun a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
  • noun the lowest female singing voice
    contralto.

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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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martelé

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jongleur

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

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chant

  • noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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bach

  • noun German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
    Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • noun the music of Bach
    • he played Bach on the organ

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bow

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

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harmonisation

  • noun a piece of harmonized music
    harmonization.
  • noun singing in harmony
    harmonization.

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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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chanting

  • noun the act of singing in a monotonous tone
    intonation.
  • 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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joseph_oliver

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

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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musical_instrument

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

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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opera_star

  • noun singer of lead role in an opera
    operatic star.

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natural

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

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saccade

  • noun a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; jerk.

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albert_schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Schweitzer.

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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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singing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    vocalizing.
  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; tattle.

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carol

  • noun joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
    Christmas carol.
  • noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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couperin

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

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tammy_wynette

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

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luthier

  • noun a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)

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mahalia_jackson

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

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john_birks_gillespie

  • noun United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
    Dizzy Gillespie; Gillespie.

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frog

  • noun any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    toad; batrachian; salientian; anuran; toad frog.
  • noun a person of French descent
    Gaul.

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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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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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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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symphony_orchestra

  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    symphony; philharmonic.
    • we heard the Vienna symphony

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string_bass

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

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merman

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

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melodic

  • adjective containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
    musical; melodious.
    • the melodious song of a meadowlark
  • adjective of or relating to melody
    • melodic harmony

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flat

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

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cornetist

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    trumpeter.

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conductor

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

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oboe

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

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monophonic

  • adjective satellite designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
    mono; single-channel.
  • adjective consisting of a single melodic line

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johann_sebastian_bach

  • noun German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
    Bach.

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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refrain

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

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stokowski

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

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a_cappella_singing

  • noun singing without instrumental accompaniment
    a capella singing.

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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satchmo

  • noun United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
    Louis Armstrong; Armstrong.

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gamba

  • noun viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    viola da gamba; bass viol.

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violinic

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karaoke

  • noun singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

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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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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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fritz_kreisler

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

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torch_singer

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

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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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al_jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Jolson.

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piano_music

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

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piece_of_music

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

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czerny

  • noun Austrian virtuoso pianist and composer of many works for the piano; studied with Beethoven and was a teacher of Liszt (1791-1857)
    Karl Czerny.

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byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    William Byrd.
  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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antonio_stradivari

  • noun Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
    Stradivari; Antonius Stradivarius; Stradivarius.

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antonio_vivaldi

  • noun Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
    Vivaldi; Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.

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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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pearl_bailey

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

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sharp

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

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spruce

  • noun light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
  • noun any coniferous tree of the genus Picea

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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serial

  • noun a serialized set of programs
    series.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series
  • noun a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    series; serial publication.

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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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trumpet

  • noun a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    horn; trump; cornet.
  • verb proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty

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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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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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judy_garland

  • noun United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
    Garland.

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tenor_saxophonist

  • noun a musician who plays the tenor saxophone
    tenorist.

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grind_organ

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

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vox

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; voice.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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paul_robeson

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

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a_capella_singing

  • noun singing without instrumental accompaniment
    a cappella singing.

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scat

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat singing.
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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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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fourth

  • noun following the third position; number four in a countable series
  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; quarter.
    • a quarter of a pound

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guarnerius

  • noun Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
    Guiseppe Guarneri; Guarneri; Guarnieri.
  • noun founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
    Andrea Guarneri; Guarneri; Guarnieri.

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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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concertmaster

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ensemble

  • noun a group of musicians playing or singing together
    • a string ensemble
  • noun a cast other than the principals
    supporting players.

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ethel_waters

  • noun United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
    Waters.

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b._b._king

  • noun United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
    King; Riley B King.

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music_director

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

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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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benjamin_david_goodman

  • noun United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
    Benny Goodman; Goodman; King of Swing.

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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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bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

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stefano

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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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martin

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

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arco

  • adjective satellite (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow

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piaf

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

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repeat

  • noun an event that repeats
    repetition.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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coleman_hawkins

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

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cradlesong

  • noun a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
    berceuse; lullaby.
  • noun the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
    lullaby.

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horne

  • noun United States operatic mezzo-soprano (born 1934)
    Marilyn Horne.
  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Lena Calhoun Horne; Lena Horne.

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bassoonist

  • noun a musician who plays the bassoon

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antonio_lucio_vivaldi

  • noun Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
    Vivaldi; Antonio Vivaldi.

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neck

  • noun the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    cervix.
    • he admired her long graceful neck
    • the horse won by a neck
  • noun a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

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backup

  • noun an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    • a traffic backup on the main street
    • he discovered a backup in the toilet
  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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koto_player

  • noun a musician who plays the koto

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sergei_vasilievich_rachmaninov

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

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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sa

  • noun Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
    Sturmabteilung; Storm Troops.

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barrel_organ

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

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pinchas_zukerman

  • noun Israeli violinist (born in 1948)
    Zukerman.

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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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polytonality

  • noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
    polytonalism.

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lingua

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; tongue; glossa.

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lutist

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

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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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little_sparrow

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

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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fitzgerald

  • noun English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
    Edward Fitzgerald.
  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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bugle

  • noun a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
  • noun any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
    bugleweed.

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canary

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.
  • noun a female singer

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seiji_ozawa

  • noun United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
    Ozawa.

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accompanist

  • noun a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
    accompanyist.

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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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perfect

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
  • verb make perfect or complete
    hone.
    • perfect your French in Paris!

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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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asa_yoelson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Al Jolson; Jolson.

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thumb

  • noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
    pollex.
  • noun the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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harmonica

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

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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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flautist

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

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thomas_tallis

  • noun English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
    Tallis.

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amati

  • noun Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
    Nicolo Amati; Nicola Amati.
  • noun a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family

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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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schumann

  • noun German pianist and composer of piano music; renowned for her interpretation of music, especially the music of her husband Robert Schumann (1819-1896)
    Clara Josephine Schumann.
  • noun German romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
    Robert Alexander Schumann; Robert Schumann.

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bout

  • noun (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
    turn; round.
  • noun a period of illness
    • a bout of fever
    • a bout of depression

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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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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ferdinand_joseph_la_menthe_morton

  • noun United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
    Morton; Jelly Roll Morton.

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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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bob_dylan

  • noun United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
    Dylan.

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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scat_singing

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat.

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herbert

  • noun United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
    Victor Herbert.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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vocalizer

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

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parker

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

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sergei_rachmaninoff

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

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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john_dowland

  • noun English lutenist and composer of songs for the lute (1563-1626)
    Dowland.

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victor_herbert

  • noun United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
    Herbert.

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fats_waller

  • noun United States jazz musician (1904-1943)
    Thomas Wright Waller; Waller.

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adjacent

  • adjective satellite nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
    side by side; next.
    • had adjacent rooms
    • in the next room
    • the person sitting next to me
    • our rooms were side by side
  • adjective satellite having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
    neighboring; conterminous; contiguous.
    • Rhode Island has two bordering states
    • the side of Germany conterminous with France
    • Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho
    • neighboring cities

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opera

  • noun a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
  • noun a commercial browser

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jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Al Jolson.

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sir_yehudi_menuhin

  • noun British violinist (born in the United States) who began his career as a child prodigy in the 1920s (1916-1999)
    Yehudi Menuhin; Menuhin.

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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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hornist

  • noun a musician who plays a horn (especially a French horn)

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chin_rest

  • noun a rest on which a violinist can place the chin

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fiddle

  • 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
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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lutanist

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

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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crossing

  • noun traveling across
  • noun a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    ford.

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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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quartet

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; 4.
  • noun four performers or singers who perform together
    quartette.

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joseph_joachim

  • noun Hungarian violinist and composer (1831-1907)
    Joachim.

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sergei_aleksandrovich_koussevitzky

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

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mouth_bow

  • noun a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
    jews' harp; jew's harp.

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beginner

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; initiate; novice; tiro.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; founder.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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vielle

An old stringed instrument played upon with a wheel; a hurdy-gurdy.

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ed

  • noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
    male erecticle dysfunction; erectile dysfunction.

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torch

  • noun a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  • noun tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    common mullein; woolly mullein; Aaron's rod; great mullein; flannel mullein; Verbascum thapsus.

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spider

  • noun predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    wanderer.

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frequency

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  • noun the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    relative frequency.

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blues

  • noun a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
  • noun a state of depression
    vapours; vapors; blue devils; megrims.
    • he had a bad case of the blues

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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flavio

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artur_schnabel

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

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harp

  • noun a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
  • noun a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

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troll

  • noun (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  • noun a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    round.
    • they enjoyed singing rounds

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liszt

  • noun Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
    Franz Liszt.

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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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shankar

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

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research

  • noun systematic investigation to establish facts
  • noun a search for knowledge
    enquiry; inquiry.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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sarah_vaughan

  • noun United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
    Vaughan.

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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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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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piano

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    pianoforte; forte-piano.
  • noun (music) low loudness
    pianissimo.

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violotta

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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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songster

  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    songwriter; ballad maker.
  • noun a person who sings

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spiel

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    line of gab; patter.
  • verb replay (as a melody)
    play.
    • Play it again, Sam
    • She played the third movement very beautifully

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johnny_cash

  • noun United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
    John Cash; Cash.

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thrush

  • noun candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
  • noun a woman who sings popular songs

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bass

  • noun the lowest part of the musical range
  • noun the lowest part in polyphonic music
    bass part.

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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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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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antiphony

  • noun alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
  • noun a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
    antiphon.

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benny_goodman

  • noun United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
    Goodman; Benjamin David Goodman; King of Swing.

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viola_da_braccio

  • noun a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola

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monophony

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophonic music; monody.

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amati

  • noun Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
    Nicolo Amati; Nicola Amati.
  • noun a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family

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recorder_player

  • noun someone who plays the recorder

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e5

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paganini

  • noun Italian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)
    Niccolo Paganini.

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rebec

(Mus.) An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and being played with a bow. Written also rebeck. Milton.
He turn'd his rebec to a mournful note. Drayton.

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kit

  • noun a case for containing a set of articles
  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    outfit.

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organ

  • noun a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  • noun a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    • The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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arturo_toscanini

  • noun Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957)
    Toscanini.

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g

  • noun a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
    gramme; gm; gram.
  • noun a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
    guanine.

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cremona

A superior kind of violin, formerly made at Cremona, in Italy.

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basso

  • noun an adult male singer with the lowest voice
    bass.
  • noun the lowest adult male singing voice
    bass voice; bass.

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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clarion

  • noun a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  • verb blow the clarion

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length

  • noun the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
    • the length of the table was 5 feet
  • noun continuance in time
    duration.
    • the ceremony was of short duration
    • he complained about the length of time required

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artie_shaw

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

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ozawa

  • noun United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
    Seiji Ozawa.

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swing

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

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part-singing

  • noun singing with three or more voice parts

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fractional

  • adjective constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
    • a fractional share of the vote
    • a partial dose

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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isbn

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handel

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

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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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drum_major

  • noun the leader of a marching band or drum corps

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serkin

  • noun United States concert pianist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1903-1991)
    Rudolf Serkin.

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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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horowitz

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

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venezia

  • noun the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
    Venice.

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guitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the guitar
    guitarist.

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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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maple

  • noun wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • noun any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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bela_bartok

  • noun Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945)
    Bartok.

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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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publication

  • noun a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  • noun the act of issuing printed materials
    issue.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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walter

  • noun German conductor (1876-1962)
    Bruno Walter.

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bruckner

  • noun Austrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)
    Anton Bruckner.

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contralto

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

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solmization

  • noun a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
    solmisation.
  • noun singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    solfeggio; solfege.

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percussion

  • noun the act of playing a percussion instrument
  • noun the act of exploding a percussion cap

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vocalisation

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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robert_nesta_marley

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

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reed_organ

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

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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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art_tatum

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

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bowed

  • adjective of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
  • verb bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
    bow down; bow.
    • He bowed before the King
    • She bowed her head in shame

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mozart

  • noun prolific Austrian composer and child prodigy; master of the classical style in all its forms of his time (1756-1791)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • noun the music of Mozart
    • the concert was mostly Mozart

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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lower

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

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transverse

  • adjective satellite extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
    thwartwise; transversal; cross.
    • cross members should be all steel
    • from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully
    • transversal vibrations
    • transverse colon

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pipe_major

  • noun the chief piper in a band of bagpipes

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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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leopold_antoni_stanislaw_stokowski

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

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chanter

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

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lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Harry Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.
  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; laudator.

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intonation

  • noun rise and fall of the voice pitch
    modulation; pitch contour.
  • noun singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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eugene_ormandy

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

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ono

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

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steel

  • noun an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    brand; blade; sword.

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drum_majorette

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

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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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bel

The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal. Baruch vi. 41.

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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music_box

  • noun produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
    musical box.

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bel_canto

  • noun a style of operatic singing

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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vocalizing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    singing.
  • verb utter with vibrating vocal chords
    sound; vocalize; voice; vocalise.

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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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chinrest

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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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psalm

  • noun any sacred song used to praise the deity
  • noun one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David

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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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salò

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pablo_casals

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

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yodel

  • noun a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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lullaby

  • noun a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
    cradlesong; berceuse.
  • noun the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
    cradlesong.

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oliver

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

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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altoist

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

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ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; bell ringer.
  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    clone; dead ringer.

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poulenc

  • noun French pianist and composer (1899-1963)
    Francis Poulenc.

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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goodman

  • noun United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
    Benny Goodman; Benjamin David Goodman; King of Swing.

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sax

  • noun a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    saxophone.
  • noun a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
    Adolphe Sax.

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maurice_chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Chevalier.

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monody

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophony; monophonic music.

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bessie_smith

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

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antonio

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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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viola_da_gamba

  • noun viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    bass viol; gamba.

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transcriber

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    translator.
  • noun someone who rewrites in a different script

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bariolage

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pianoforte

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    piano; forte-piano.

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cuatro

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instance

  • noun an occurrence of something
    case; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    example; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10

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cantor

  • noun the musical director of a choir
    choirmaster; precentor.
  • noun the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
    hazan.

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musical_genre

  • noun an expressive style of music
    genre; musical style; music genre.

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banjo

  • noun a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

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woodrow_charles_herman

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

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francis_poulenc

  • noun French pianist and composer (1899-1963)
    Poulenc.

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niccolo_paganini

  • noun Italian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)
    Paganini.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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second_fiddle

  • noun someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    second banana.
  • noun a secondary role or function
    • he hated to play second fiddle to anyone

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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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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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dame_myra_hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Hess.

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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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jew

Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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king_oliver

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

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polytonalism

  • noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
    polytonality.

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string_quartet

  • noun an instrumental quartet with 2 violins and a viola and a cello
    string quartette.

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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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marlene_dietrich

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

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toscanini

  • noun Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957)
    Arturo Toscanini.

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ukelin

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schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Albert Schweitzer.

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morton

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

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fingerboard

  • noun a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
    fingerpost.
  • noun a bank of keys on a musical instrument
    clavier; piano keyboard.

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harmonization

  • noun a piece of harmonized music
    harmonisation.
  • noun singing in harmony
    harmonisation.

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jimi_hendrix

  • noun United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
    James Marshall Hendrix; Hendrix.

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domino

  • noun United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
    Fats Domino; Antoine Domino.
  • noun a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume

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leadbelly

  • noun United States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
    Huddie Leadbetter; Ledbetter.

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    tobacco pipe.
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    piping; pipage.

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change_ringing

  • noun ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing

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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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harry_lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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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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dove

  • noun any of numerous small pigeons
  • noun someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    peacenik.

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rocker

  • noun an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rock 'n' roll musician.

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piper

  • noun someone who plays the bagpipe
    bagpiper.
  • noun type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
    genus Piper.

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scordatura

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francois_couperin

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

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vladimir_horowitz

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

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musical_composition

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

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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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melody

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; line; tune.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
    tonal pattern.

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woody_herman

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

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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lied

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

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fifth

  • noun a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
  • noun position five in a countable series of things
    • he was fifth out of several hundred runners

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cornet

  • noun a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    horn; trumpet; trump.

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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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mute

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-mute; deaf-and-dumb person.
  • noun a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

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orbison

  • noun United States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)
    Roy Orbison.

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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instrumentalist

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

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caroling

  • noun singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
  • verb sing carols
    carol.
    • They went caroling on Christmas Day

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carillon_playing

  • noun playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
    carillon; bell ringing.

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fundamental_frequency

  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental.

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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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rock_star

  • noun a famous singer of rock music

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pipe_organ

  • noun wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
    organ.

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bass_fiddle

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

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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fats_domino

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

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stop

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

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da

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

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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violoncello

  • noun a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
    cello.

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danse

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calliope

  • noun a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
    steam organ.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry

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saxist

  • noun a musician who plays the saxophone
    saxophonist.

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george_enescu

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

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membranophone

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

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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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dance_music

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

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zimbalist

  • noun United States violinist (born in Russia) (1889-1985)
    Efrem Zimbalist.

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rapper

  • noun someone who performs rap music
  • noun a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
    doorknocker; knocker.

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hurdy-gurdy

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

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tuner

  • noun someone who tunes pianos
    piano tuner.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio; radio receiver; radio set.

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baroque

  • noun elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    baroqueness.
  • noun the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
    Baroque era; Baroque period.

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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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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edward_kennedy_ellington

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

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anton_grigorevich_rubinstein

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

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hummer

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

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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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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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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nut

  • noun usually large hard-shelled seed
  • noun Egyptian goddess of the sky

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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joachim

  • noun Hungarian violinist and composer (1831-1907)
    Joseph Joachim.

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glossa

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; tongue; lingua.

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percussion_section

  • noun the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
    percussion; rhythm section.

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szell

  • noun United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1897-1970)
    George Szell.

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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baritone

  • noun a male singer
    barytone.
  • noun the second lowest adult male singing voice
    baritone voice.

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troubadour

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

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precentor

  • noun the musical director of a choir
    cantor; choirmaster.

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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rhythm_section

  • noun the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
    percussion; percussion section.

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anton_rubenstein

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

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harmoniser

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmonizer.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmonizer.

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cellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    violoncellist.

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accompaniment

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    concomitant; attendant; co-occurrence.
  • noun a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    backup; support; musical accompaniment.

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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forte-piano

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    piano; pianoforte.

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streisand

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

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street_organ

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

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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guitar

  • noun a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

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folk_singer

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

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string_section

  • noun the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
    strings.

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genre

  • noun a kind of literary or artistic work
  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    literary genre; writing style.

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segovia

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

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horsehair

  • noun hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
  • noun a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery

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efrem_zimbalist

  • noun United States violinist (born in Russia) (1889-1985)
    Zimbalist.

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prelude

  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; preliminary.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner
  • noun music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

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violin_maker

  • noun someone who makes violins

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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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viola_d'amore

  • noun viol that is the tenor of the viol family

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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tremolo

  • noun (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
  • noun vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one

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steam_organ

  • noun a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
    calliope.

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julio_iglesias

  • noun Spanish singer noted for his ballads and love songs (born in 1943)
    Iglesias.

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tenorist

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

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symphonic_music

  • noun a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
    symphony.

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louis_armstrong

  • noun United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
    Satchmo; Armstrong.

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cembalo

  • noun a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
    harpsichord.

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vaughan

  • noun United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
    Sarah Vaughan.

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iglesias

  • noun Spanish singer noted for his ballads and love songs (born in 1943)
    Julio Iglesias.

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corelli

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

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rudolf_serkin

  • noun United States concert pianist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1903-1991)
    Serkin.

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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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bowed_stringed_instrument

  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    string.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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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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electric_organ

  • noun (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    electronic organ; organ; Hammond organ.

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pearl_mae_bailey

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

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chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Maurice Chevalier.
  • noun a gallant or courtly gentleman
    cavalier.

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harmonic

  • noun a tone that is a component of a complex sound
  • noun any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

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huddie_leadbetter

  • noun United States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
    Leadbelly; Ledbetter.

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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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gasparo

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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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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coloratura

  • noun a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
    coloratura soprano.
  • noun singing with florid ornamentation

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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mezzo

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

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tuning

  • noun (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
  • verb adjust for (better) functioning
    tune up; tune.
    • tune the engine

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instrumental_music

  • noun music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments
  • noun music produced by playing a musical instrument

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part_music

  • noun vocal music for several voices in independent parts (usually performed without accompaniment)

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monophonic_music

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophony; monody.

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pa

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pop; pappa; daddy.
  • noun a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
    protoactinium; atomic number 91; protactinium.

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change

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

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poet

  • noun a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

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box

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

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dino_paul_crocetti

  • noun United States singer (1917-1995)
    Dean Martin; Martin.

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electronic_instrument

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

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andres_segovia

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

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keyboard_instrument

  • noun a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

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overture

  • noun orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    prelude; preliminary.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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classical_music

  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    serious music; classical.

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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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dowland

  • noun English lutenist and composer of songs for the lute (1563-1626)
    John Dowland.

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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joplin

  • noun United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
    Janis Joplin.
  • noun United States composer who was the first creator of ragtime to write down his compositions (1868-1917)
    Scott Joplin.

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hautboy

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

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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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bell_ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; ringer.
  • noun someone who plays musical handbells

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marley

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

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thelonious_monk

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

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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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wanda_landowska

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

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shift

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

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dizzy_gillespie

  • noun United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
    John Birks Gillespie; Gillespie.

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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ignace_paderewski

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

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brazilwood

  • noun heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
  • noun tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
    peach-wood; Caesalpinia echinata; peachwood; pernambuco wood.

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concerted

  • adjective satellite involving the joint activity of two or more
    conjunct; cooperative; conjunctive.
    • concerted action
    • the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind
    • the conjunctive focus of political opposition
    • a cooperative effort
    • a united effort
    • joint military activities
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
    concert.

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jew's_harp

  • noun a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
    mouth bow; jews' harp.

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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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frederic_francois_chopin

  • noun French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)
    Chopin.

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legno

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jews'_harp

  • noun a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
    mouth bow; jew's harp.

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sitar

  • noun a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings

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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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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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electronic_musical_instrument

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

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tenor

  • noun the adult male singing voice above baritone
    tenor voice.
  • noun the pitch range of the highest male voice

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robin

  • noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
    robin redbreast; Erithacus rubecola; Old World robin; redbreast.
  • noun large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
    American robin; Turdus migratorius.

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rock_'n'_roll_musician

  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rocker.

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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paul_bustill_robeson

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

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electronic_organ

  • noun (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    electric organ; organ; Hammond organ.

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franz_liszt

  • noun Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
    Liszt.

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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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archetier

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casals

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

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arthur_jacob_arshawsky

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

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pegbox

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bob_marley

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

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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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simultaneous

  • adjective satellite occurring or operating at the same time
    concurrent; co-occurrent; coinciding; coincident; cooccurring; coincidental.
    • a series of coincident events

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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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composition

  • noun the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    composing.
    • harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art
  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    physical composition; make-up; makeup; constitution.

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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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vocalism

  • noun the system of vowels used in a particular language
    vowel system.
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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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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violoncellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    cellist.

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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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director

  • noun someone who controls resources and expenditures
    manager; managing director.
  • noun member of a board of directors

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body_length

  • noun the length of your body

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lute

  • noun a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
    luting.
  • noun chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard

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waller

  • noun United States jazz musician (1904-1943)
    Fats Waller; Thomas Wright Waller.

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lieder_singer

  • noun a singer of lieder

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fixed_intonation

  • noun the intonation of keyboard instruments where the pitch of each note is fixed and cannot be varied by the performer

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dean_martin

  • noun United States singer (1917-1995)
    Dino Paul Crocetti; Martin.

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vocalist

  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocaliser.

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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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madonna_louise_ciccone

  • noun United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Madonna.

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octave

  • noun a feast day and the seven days following it
  • noun a musical interval of eight tones
    musical octave.

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hampton

  • noun United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (1913-2002)
    Lionel Hampton.

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concerted_music

  • noun music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
    polyphonic music; polyphony.

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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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timbre

  • noun (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    quality; tone; timber.
    • the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely
    • the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

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gurdy

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grind

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; dweeb; nerd; swot.
  • noun the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
    • a coarse grind of coffee

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lena_horne

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

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stern

  • noun the rear part of a ship
    poop; quarter; after part; tail.
  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Isaac Stern.

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karl_czerny

  • noun Austrian virtuoso pianist and composer of many works for the piano; studied with Beethoven and was a teacher of Liszt (1791-1857)
    Czerny.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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dastgah

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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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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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operatic_star

  • noun singer of lead role in an opera
    opera star.

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lutenist

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

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chord

  • noun a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  • noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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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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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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serial_music

  • noun 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
    serialism.

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riley_b_king

  • noun United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
    King; B. B. King.

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glue

  • noun cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    gum; mucilage.
  • verb join or attach with or as if with glue
    paste.
    • paste the sign on the wall
    • cut and paste the sentence in the text

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speed

  • noun distance travelled per unit time
    velocity.
  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    swiftness; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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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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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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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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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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mandolin

  • noun a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum

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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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instrument

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

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mouth_harp

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

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lester_willis_young

  • noun United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
    Pres Young; Young.

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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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gambist

  • noun a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba

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ledbetter

  • noun United States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
    Leadbelly; Huddie Leadbetter.

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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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monk

  • noun a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
    monastic.
  • noun United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
    Thelonious Sphere Monk; Thelonious Monk.

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william_byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    Byrd.

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transverse_flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    flute.

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barwood

A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gaboon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work.

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bowstroke

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d

  • noun a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
    calciferol; viosterol; cholecalciferol; vitamin D; ergocalciferol.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
    five hundred; 500.

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enesco

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

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yodeller

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

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edith_piaf

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

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music_genre

  • noun an expressive style of music
    genre; musical style; musical genre.

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chorus

  • noun any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
    • a chorus of boos
  • noun a group of people assembled to sing together

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edith_giovanna_gassion

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

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contrabass

  • noun largest and lowest member of the violin family
    bass viol; string bass; bass fiddle; bull fiddle; double bass.
  • adjective satellite pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range
    double-bass.
    • contrabass or double-bass clarinet

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popular

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

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janis_joplin

  • noun United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
    Joplin.

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overtone

  • noun (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    • overtones of despair
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; partial.

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stradivari

  • noun Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
    Antonius Stradivarius; Stradivarius; Antonio Stradivari.

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leopold_stokowski

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

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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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classical

  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    classical music; serious music.
  • adjective of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    classic.
    • classic Cinese pottery

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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violinmaking

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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danse_macabre

  • noun a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
    dance of death.

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james_marshall_hendrix

  • noun United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
    Hendrix; Jimi Hendrix.

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hand_organ

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

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trombone

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

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haydn

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

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syncopation

  • noun (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    syncope.
  • noun a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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yehudi_menuhin

  • noun British violinist (born in the United States) who began his career as a child prodigy in the 1920s (1916-1999)
    Menuhin; Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

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john_cash

  • noun United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
    Cash; Johnny Cash.

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piping

  • noun a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    pipe; pipage.

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castrato

  • noun a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice

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recorder

  • noun equipment for making records
    recording machine; recording equipment.
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    record-keeper; registrar.

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peg

  • noun a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
    nog.
  • noun small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    pin.

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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clarinettist

  • noun a musician who plays the clarinet
    clarinetist.

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musical_harmony

  • noun the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
    harmony.

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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bartok

  • noun Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945)
    Bela Bartok.

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jazzman

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

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stradavarius

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

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stephane_grappelli

  • noun French jazz violinist (1908-1997)
    Grappelli.

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sir_henry_wood

  • noun English conductor (1869-1944)
    Sir Henry Joseph Wood; Wood.

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braccio

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lionel_hampton

  • noun United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (1913-2002)
    Hampton.

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paganini

  • noun Italian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)
    Niccolo Paganini.

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davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; John Davis.
  • noun United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    Stuart Davis.

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bowing

  • noun bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    obeisance; bow.
  • noun managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument
    • the violinist's bowing was excellent

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intense

  • adjective possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    • intense heat
    • intense anxiety
    • intense desire
    • intense emotion
    • the skunk's intense acrid odor
    • intense pain
    • enemy fire was intense
  • adjective satellite extremely sharp or intense
    acute.
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning

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musical_style

  • noun an expressive style of music
    genre; music genre; musical genre.

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drumming

  • noun the act of playing drums
    • he practiced his drumming several hours every day
  • verb make a rhythmic sound
    beat; drum; thrum.
    • Rain drummed against the windshield
    • The drums beat all night

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chirp

  • noun a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
  • verb make high-pitched sounds
    cheep; peep; chirrup.
    • the birds were chirping in the bushes

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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range

  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power
  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    reach.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire

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whistler

  • noun someone who makes a loud high sound
  • noun United States painter (1834-1903)
    James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

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folk_music

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

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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