III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; sound; musical sounds

Music.

[Nouns] music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody [more]; aria, arietta; piece of music, sonata; rondo, rondeau; pastorale, cavatina, roulade, fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza; cadence; fugue, canon, serenade, notturno [Italian], dithyramb; opera, operetta; oratorio; composition, movement; stave; passamezzo [Italian], toccata, Vorspiel [German].

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

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

Lydian measures; slow music, slow movent; adagio; minuet; siren strains, soft music, lullaby; dump; dirge (lament) [more]; pibroch; martial music, march; dance music; waltz (dance) [more].

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

composer [more]; musician [more].

[Verbs] compose, perform [more]; attune.

[Adjectives] musical; instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic; harmonious [more]; Wagnerian.

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

[Phrases] "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].

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