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 Dictionary entry overview: What does musical style mean? 

  The noun MUSICAL STYLE has 1 sense:

1. an expressive style of music

  Familiarity information: MUSICAL STYLE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An expressive style of music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


music genre; musical genre; musical style; genre

Hypernyms ("musical style" is a kind of...):

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Domain member category:

crossover (the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "musical style"):

African-American music; black music (music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses)

classical; classical music; serious music (traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste)

church music; religious music (genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies)

march; marching music (genre of music written for marching)

popular music; popular music genre (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))

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