Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 415 (Music)

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#415. Music. -- N. music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody &c. 413; aria, arietta[obs]; piece of music[Fr], work, number, opus; sonata; rondo, rondeau[Fr]; pastorale, cavatina[obs], roulade[obs], fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza; cadence; fugue, canon, quodlibet, serenade, notturno [Italian], dithyramb; opera, operetta; oratorio; composition, movement; stave; passamezzo [obs][Italian], toccata, Vorspiel [German].

instrumental music; full score; minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee, band, orchestra; concerted piece[Fr], potpourri, capriccio.

vocal music, vocalism[obs]; chaunt, chant; psalm, psalmody; hymn; song &c. (poem) 597; canticle, canzonet[obs], cantata, bravura, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative, recitativo[obs], solfeggio[obs].

Lydian measures; slow music, slow movement; adagio &c. adv.; minuet; siren strains, soft music, lullaby; dump; dirge &c. (lament) 839; pibroch[obs]; martial music, march; dance music; waltz &c. (dance) 840.

solo, duet, duo, trio; quartet, quartett[obs]; septett[obs]; part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorus, chorale; antiphon[obs], antiphony; accompaniment, second, bass; score; bourdon[obs], drone, morceau[obs], terzetto[obs].

composer &c. 413; musician &c. 416.

V. compose, perform &c. 416; attune.

Adj. musical; instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic; harmonious &c. 413; Wagnerian.

Adv. adagio; largo, larghetto, andante, andantino[obs]; alla capella[It][obs]; maestoso[obs], moderato; allegro, allegretto; spiritoso[obs], vivace[obs], veloce[obs]; presto, prestissimo[obs]; con brio; capriccioso[obs]; scherzo, scherzando[obs]; legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando[obs], affettuoso[obs]; obbligato; pizzicato; desto[obs].

Phr. " in notes by distance made more sweet " [Collins]; " like the faint exquisite music of a dream " [Moore]; " music arose with its voluptuous swell " [Byron]; " music is the universal language of mankind " [Longfellow]; " music's golden tongue " [Keats]; " the speech of angels " [Carlyle]; " will sing the savageness out of a bear " [Othello]; music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.