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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Music  \Mu"sic\,  n.  [F.  musique  fr  L.  musica,  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?), 
  any  art  over  which  the  Muses  presided,  especially  music, 
  lyric  poetry  set  and  sung  to  music,  fr  ?  belonging  to  Muses 
  or  fine  arts,  fr  ?  Muse.] 
  1.  The  science  and  the  art  of  tones,  or  musical  sounds,  i. 
  e.,  sounds  of  higher  or  lower  pitch,  begotten  of  uniform 
  and  synchronous  vibrations,  as  of  a  string  at  various 
  degrees  of  tension;  the  science  of  harmonical  tones  which 
  treats  of  the  principles  of  harmony,  or  the  properties, 
  dependences,  and  relations  of  tones  to  each  other  the  art 
  of  combining  tones  in  a  manner  to  please  the  ear. 
  Note:  Not  all  sounds  are  tones.  Sounds  may  be  unmusical  and 
  yet  please  the  ear.  Music  deals  with  tones,  and  with  no 
  other  sounds.  See  {Tone}. 
  a  Melody;  a  rhythmical  and  otherwise  agreeable 
  succession  of  tones. 
  b  Harmony;  an  accordant  combination  of  simultaneous 
  3.  The  written  and  printed  notation  of  a  musical  composition; 
  the  score. 
  4.  Love  of  music;  capacity  of  enjoying  music. 
  The  man  that  hath  no  music  in  himself  Nor  is  not 
  moved  with  concord  of  sweet  sounds,  Is  fit  for 
  treasons,  stratagems,  and  spoils.  --Shak. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  more  or  less  musical  sound  made  by  many  of 
  the  lower  animals.  See  {Stridulation}. 
  {Magic  music},  a  game  in  which  a  person  is  guided  in  finding 
  a  hidden  article,  or  in  doing  a  specific  art  required,  by 
  music  which  is  made  more  loud  or  rapid  as  he  approaches 
  success,  and  slower  as  he  recedes.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Musical  \Mu"sic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  musical.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  music;  having  the  qualities  of  music;  or 
  the  power  of  producing  music;  devoted  to  music;  melodious; 
  harmonious;  as  musical  proportion;  a  musical  voice;  musical 
  instruments;  a  musical  sentence;  musical  persons. 
  {Musical},  or  {Music},  {box},  a  box  or  case  containing 
  apparatus  moved  by  clockwork  so  as  to  play  certain  tunes 
  {Musical  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  fish  which  utters  sounds  under 
  water,  as  the  drumfish,  grunt,  gizzard  shad,  etc 
  {Musical  glasses},  glass  goblets  or  bowls  so  tuned  and 
  arranged  that  when  struck,  or  rubbed,  they  produce  musical 
  notes.  CF  {Harmonica},  1. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  artistic  form  of  auditory  communication  incorporating 
  instrumental  or  vocal  tones  in  a  structured  and 
  continuous  manner 
  2:  any  agreeable  (pleasing  and  harmonious)  sounds;  "he  fell 
  asleep  to  the  music  of  the  wind  chimes"  [syn:  {euphony}] 
  3:  a  musical  diversion;  "his  music  was  his  central  interest" 
  4:  a  musical  composition  in  printed  or  written  form  "she 
  turned  the  pages  of  the  music  as  he  played"  [syn:  {sheet 
  5:  the  sounds  produced  by  singers  or  musical  instruments  (or 
  reproductions  of  such  sounds) 
  6:  punishment  for  one's  actions;  "you  have  to  face  the  music"; 
  "take  your  medicine"  [syn:  {medicine}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  music  n.  A  common  extracurricular  interest  of  hackers 
  (compare  {{science-fiction  fandom}},  {{oriental  food}};  see  also  {filk}). 
  Hackish  folklore  has  long  claimed  that  musical  and  programming  abilities 
  are  closely  related,  and  there  has  been  at  least  one  large-scale 
  statistical  study  that  supports  this  Hackers,  as  a  rule  like  music  and 
  often  develop  musical  appreciation  in  unusual  and  interesting  directions. 
  Folk  music  is  very  big  in  hacker  circles;  so  is  electronic  music,  and 
  the  sort  of  elaborate  instrumental  jazz/rock  that  used  to  be  called 
  `progressive'  and  isn't  recorded  much  any  more  The  hacker's  musical 
  range  tends  to  be  wide;  many  can  listen  with  equal  appreciation  to  say 
  Talking  Heads,  Yes  Gentle  Giant,  Pat  Metheny,  Scott  Joplin,  Tangerine 
  Dream,  Dream  Theater,  King  Sunny  Ade,  The  Pretenders,  Screaming  Trees, 
  or  the  Brandenburg  Concerti.  It  is  also  apparently  true  that  hackerdom 
  includes  a  much  higher  concentration  of  talented  amateur  musicians  than 
  one  would  expect  from  a  similar-sized  control  group  of  {mundane}  types. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  series  of  languages  for  musical  sound 
  synthesis  from  {Bell  Labs},  1960's.  Versions:  Music  I  through 
  Music  V. 
  ["An  Acoustical  Compiler  for  Music  and  Psychological  Stimuli", 
  M.V.  Mathews,  Bell  Sys  Tech  J  40  (1961)]. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Jubal  was  the  inventor  of  musical  instruments  (Gen.  4:21).  The 
  Hebrews  were  much  given  to  the  cultivation  of  music.  Their  whole 
  history  and  literature  afford  abundant  evidence  of  this  After 
  the  Deluge,  the  first  mention  of  music  is  in  the  account  of 
  Laban's  interview  with  Jacob  (Gen.  31:27).  After  their  triumphal 
  passage  of  the  Red  Sea,  Moses  and  the  children  of  Israel  sang 
  their  song  of  deliverance  (Ex.  15). 
  But  the  period  of  Samuel,  David,  and  Solomon  was  the  golden 
  age  of  Hebrew  music,  as  it  was  of  Hebrew  poetry.  Music  was  now 
  for  the  first  time  systematically  cultivated.  It  was  an 
  essential  part  of  training  in  the  schools  of  the  prophets  (1 
  Sam.  10:5;  19:19-24;  2  Kings  3:15;  1  Chr.  25:6).  There  now  arose 
  also  a  class  of  professional  singers  (2  Sam.  19:35;  Eccl.  2:8). 
  The  temple,  however,  was  the  great  school  of  music.  In  the 
  conducting  of  its  services  large  bands  of  trained  singers  and 
  players  on  instruments  were  constantly  employed  (2  Sam.  6:5;  1 
  Chr.  15;  16;  23;5;  25:1-6). 
  In  private  life  also  music  seems  to  have  held  an  important 
  place  among  the  Hebrews  (Eccl.  2:8;  Amos  6:4-6;  Isa.  5:11,  12; 
  24:8,  9;  Ps  137;  Jer.  48:33;  Luke  15:25). 

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