Hypertext Webster Gateway: "musical"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Musical \Mu"sic*al\, a. [Cf. F. musical.]
Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or
the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious;
harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical
instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.

{Musical}, or {Music}, {box}, a box or case containing
apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes

{Musical fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish which utters sounds under
water, as the drumfish, grunt, gizzard shad, etc.

{Musical glasses}, glass goblets or bowls so tuned and
arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical
notes. CF. {Harmonica}, 1.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Musical \Mu"sic*al\, n.
1. Music. [Obs.]

To fetch home May with their musical. --Spenser.

2. A social entertainment of which music is the leading
feature; a musical party. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: characterized by or capable of producing music; "a musical
evening"; "musical instruments"
2: talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical
family" [ant: {unmusical}]
3: characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; "a
musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy" [ant: {unmusical}]
4: containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing
melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark" [syn: {melodious},
{melodic}] [ant: {unmelodious}]
n : a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed
with singing and dancing [syn: {musical comedy}, {musical

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