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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: musique, from Latin, from Greek mousike 'art of the Muses', from Mousa; MUSE2

music

noun
     
mu‧sic S1 W1 [uncountable]
1APM a series of sounds made by instruments or voices in a way that is pleasant or excitingCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
listen to music play music write/compose music pop/rock/jazz/classical/country music live music (=music that is played by musicians on stage) recorded music background music piece of music music lover
I often listen to music when I'm in the car.
What's your favourite kind of music?
a record featuring the music of George Harrison
The band was playing music from the show 'South Pacific'.
Nyman writes the music for most of Peter Greenaway's films.
a country music radio station
A lot of the bars round here have live music at weekends.
A new piece of music was specially written for the occasion.
He was a keen music lover.
2APM the art of writing or playing music:
Peter's studying music at college.
music lessons
music business/industry etc
a career in the music business
3APM a set of written marks representing music, or paper with the written marks on it:
I left my music at home.
McCartney never learned to read music.
sheet music
4

be music to your ears

if someone's words are music to your ears, they make you very happy or pleased
5

set/put something to music

APMAL to write music so that the words of a poem, play etc can be sung

➔ face the music

at face2 (7)
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!! Do not say 'musics' or 'a music'. Music is an uncountable noun I love listening to music.!! Do not say 'music band' or 'music group'. Say band or group Why don't we form a band? My favourite group is S Club 7. You can also use a word that describes a type of music before band or group a jazz band a rock group!! Do not say 'music concert'. Say concert It was the first time I'd been to a concert. You can also use a word that describes a type of music before concert pop concerts a classical music concert
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