Synonyms of 'music'
related manias melomaniamusicomania
related phobia musicophobia
Classical music genres Types of composition Popular music types Musical expressions and tempo instructions Musical modes
subject word lists
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast – The Mourning Bride]There's no passion in the human soul,
But finds its food in music – The Fatal Curiosity]Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficultyBach gave us God's word
Mozart gave us God's laughter
Beethoven gave us God's fire
God gave us music that we might pray without words [from a German Opera House poster]Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously – The Air-Conditioned Nightmare]The opera ain't over till the fat lady singsOpera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings – Duffy's Tavern]It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony – letter]Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie – Arcades]The greatest moments of the human spirit may be deduced from the greatest moments in music – Music as an Aspect of the Human Spirit]My music is best understood by children and animalsWhen I get those really intense moments it doesn't feel like it's the violin that's giving them to me, it's like I'm in touch with some realm of consciousness which is much bigger than I am ... It's the music which takes overMusic is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your hornHell is full of musical amateurs; music is the brandy of the damned – Man and Superman]Music is feeling, then, not sound – Peter Quince at the Clavier]Music is spiritual. The music business is notIf music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it – Twelfth Night]Without music life would be a mistake – The Twilight of the Idols]I have been told that Wagner's music is better than it soundsA musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear itMusic is essentially useless, as life is – Little Essays]Music is a memory bank for finding one's way about the world – The Songlines]Music is the healing force of the universeAll music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a songThe only sensual pleasure without viceThe English may not like music but they absolutely love the noise it makesClassic music is th'kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune – Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbours]There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in betweentoo much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpointfiddle: an instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse's tail on the entrails of a cat – The Devil's Dictionary]Some say, that Signor Bononcini,
Compared to Handel's a mere ninny;
Others aver, that to him Handel
Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.
Strange! that such high dispute should be
'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee – On the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini]If the music doesn't say it, how can the words say it for the music?Extraordinary how potent cheap music is – Private Lives]opera: a play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes – The Devil's Dictionary]What passion cannot music raise and quell? – A Song for St. Cecilia's Day]piano: a parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by depressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience – The Devil's Dictionary]an exotic and irrational entertainmentSing 'em muck! It's all they can understand!Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music – The ABC of Reading][Rock music] is still only certain elements in the blues isolated, coarsened and amplified. It may affect audiences more strongly but this is only to say that home-distilled hooch is more affecting than château-bottled claret, or a punch on the nose than a reasoned refutation under nineteen headingsIn memory everything seems to happen to music – The Glass Menagerie]You don't need any brains to listen to music
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Thesaurus for music from the Collins English Thesaurus
Music is the pattern of sounds produced by people singing or playing instruments.