Classical - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklæsɪkl|  American pronunciation of the word classical
Brit.  |ˈklasɪk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word classical

noun

- traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

adjective

- of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors
- well-known and long-established in form or style(syn: classic)
- (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics
- of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas
- of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture(syn: graeco-roman, greco-roman)

Examples

...the classical preparation of a ham for Easter...

...a writer celebrated for his classical profiles of eminent Victorians...

Classically, infection appears in the lower jaw.

She did a comparative study of classical and modern art.

a display that juxtaposes modern art with classical art

His earlier building designs were pastiches based on classical forms.

...the rectangular pilasters spaced along the building's facade lend an air of classical grandeur...

...the conductor on the podium tonight is one of the leading figures of classical music...

...hoped that his pretended interest in classical music would impress the boss...

...this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers...

Jazz just isn't my cup of tea - I prefer classical music.

Classical music sucks.

Great works of classical music can often call forth a mixture of responses from the listener.

I could not force my body into the contortions required by classical ballet.

Mom dragged us to a classical music concert.

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