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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iii) Musical Sounds
 
415. Music.
 
  
NOUN:MUSIC; strain, tune, air; melody [See Melody. Concord]; piece of music, morceau [F.], rondo, rondeau, pastorale [It.], pastoral, cavatina, fantasia, toccata [It.], toccatella [It.], toccatina [It.], capriccio [It.], fugue, canon; potpourri, medley, incidental music; variations, roulade, cadenza, cadence, trill; serenade, notturno [It.], nocturne; passamezzo [It.]; staff or stave [See Melody. Concord].
  INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC; orchestral score, full score; minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee [applied by Byrom to the feuds between Handel and Bononcini]; band, orchestra [See Musician]; composition, opus (pl. opera) [L.], movement, concert piece, concerted piece, symphony, concerto [It.], sonata, symphonic poem, tone poem; chamber music; overture, prelude, voluntary, Vorspiel [Ger.]; string quartet or quartette.
  LIVELY MUSIC, polka, reel (dance) [See Blemish]; ragtime, jazz; syncopation; allegro &c. adv.
  SLOW MUSIC, slow movement, Lydian measures; adagio &c. adv.; minuet; siren strains, soft music; lullaby, cradle song, berceuse [F.]; dump [obs.]; dirge (lament) [See Lamentation]; pibroch, coronach [Scot. & Ir.], dead march, martial music, march; waltz (dance) [See Amusement].
  VOCAL MUSIC, vocalism; chaunt [archaic], chant; psalm, psalmody, hymnology; hymn; song (poem) [See Poetry]; oratorio, opera, operetta; canticle, cantata, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative or recitativo, aria parlante [It.], aria, arietta or ariette, canzonet; bravura, coloratura [It.], colorature; virtuoso music, cantabile.
  solo, duet, duo [It.], trio, terzetto, quartet or quartette, quintet or quartette, sestet or sextet, septet, double quartet, chorus; part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorale; antiphon, antiphony; accompaniment; inside part, second, alto, tenor, bass; score, piano score, vocal score; burden, bourdon, drone.
  CONCERT, musicale, musical [colloq.], recital, chamber concert, popular concert or pop [colloq.], open-air concert, serenade, aubade [F.]; community singing, singsong [colloq.].
  METHOD, solfeggio [It.], tonic sol-fa, solmization; sight -singing, - reading; reading at sight.
  COMPOSER [See Melody. Concord]; MUSICIAN [See Musician].
  
VERB:COMPOSE, write, set to music, arrange [See Musician]; attune.
  PERFORM, execute, play [See Musician].
  
ADJECTIVE:MUSICAL; instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, melodic, pure, operatic; classic, modern, orchestral, symphonic, contrapuntal, program; imitative, falsetto; harmonious [See Melody. Concord]; Wagnerian.
  
ADVERB:adagio; largo, larghetto, andante, andantino; alla cappella; maestoso, moderato; allegro, allegretto; spiritoso, vivace, veloce; presto, prestissimo; con brio; capriccioso; scherzo, scherzando; legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando, affettuoso; arioso, parlante, cantabile; obbligato; pizzicato; desto [all It.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. A snapp of musique.—Pepys
  2. In notes by distance made more sweet.—Collins
  3. Like the faint exquisite music of a dream.—Moore
  4. The music arose with its voluptuous swell.—Byron
  5. Music is the universal language of mankind.—Longfellow
  6. Music’s golden tongue.—Keats
  7. The speech of angels.—Carlyle
  8. Will sing the savageness out of a bear.—Othello
  9. Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.—Congreve
  10. Lap me in soft Lydian airs.—Milton
  11. What a voice was here now!—Beaumont and Fletcher
  12. I am never merry when I hear sweet music.—Merchant of Venice

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