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 for Music
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Music \Mu"sic\, n. [F. musique, fr. L. musica, Gr. ? (sc. ?),
     any art over which the Muses presided, especially music,
     lyric poetry set and sung to music, fr. ? belonging to Muses
     or fine arts, fr. ? Muse.]
     1. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i.
        e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform
        and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various
        degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which
        treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties,
        dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art
        of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.
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     Note: Not all sounds are tones. Sounds may be unmusical and
           yet please the ear. Music deals with tones, and with no
           other sounds. See Tone.
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     2.
        (a) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable
            succession of tones.
        (b) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous
            tones.
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     3. The written and printed notation of a musical composition;
        the score.
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     4. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
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              The man that hath no music in himself
              Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
              Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. --Shak.
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     5. (Zool.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the
        lower animals. See Stridulation.
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     Magic music, a game in which a person is guided in finding
        a hidden article, or in doing a specific art required, by
        music which is made more loud or rapid as he approaches
        success, and slower as he recedes. --Tennyson.
  
     Music box. See Musical box, under Musical.
  
     Music hall, a place for public musical entertainments.
  
     Music loft, a gallery for musicians, as in a dancing room
        or a church.
  
     Music of the spheres, the harmony supposed to be produced
        by the accordant movement of the celestial spheres.
  
     Music paper, paper ruled with the musical staff, for the
        use of composers and copyists.
  
     Music pen, a pen for ruling at one time the five lines of
        the musical staff.
  
     Music shell (Zool.), a handsomely colored marine gastropod
        shell ({Voluta musica) found in the East Indies; -- so
        called because the color markings often resemble printed
        music. Sometimes applied to other shells similarly marked.
        
  
     To face the music, to meet any disagreeable necessity, such
        as a reprimand for an error or misdeed, without flinching.
        [Colloq. or Slang]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  music
      n 1: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating
           instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous
           manner
      2: any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell
         asleep to the music of the wind chimes" [syn: music,
         euphony]
      3: musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was
         his central interest"
      4: (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments
         (or reproductions of such sounds)
      5: punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music";
         "take your medicine" [syn: music, medicine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "music":
     Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Erato, Euterpe, Orpheus, Pierides,
     Polyhymnia, Polymnia, Terpsichore, arrangement, babel, clamor,
     copy, din, draft, edition, harmonics, harmony, hubbub, hullabaloo,
     hymnal, hymnbook, instrumental score, jangle, libretto,
     lute tablature, melodics, music paper, music roll, music theory,
     musical notation, musical score, musicality, musicography,
     musicology, notation, opera, opera score, orchestral score,
     pandemonium, part, piano score, racket, rhythmics, sacred Nine,
     score, sheet music, short score, songbook, songster, tablature,
     text, the Muses, the Nine, theory, transcript, transcription,
     tumult, tuneful Nine, uproar, version, vocal score,
     written music
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  music
   n.
  
      A common extracurricular interest of hackers (compare science-fiction
      fandom, oriental food; see also filk). Hackish folklore has long
      claimed that musical and programming abilities are closely related, and
      there has been at least one large-scale statistical study that supports
      this. Hackers, as a rule, like music and often develop musical appreciation
      in unusual and interesting directions. Folk music is very big in hacker
      circles; so is electronic music, and the sort of elaborate instrumental
      jazz/rock that used to be called ?progressive? and isn't recorded much any
      more. The hacker's musical range tends to be wide; many can listen with
      equal appreciation to (say) Talking Heads, Yes, Gentle Giant, Pat Metheny,
      Scott Joplin, Tangerine Dream, Dream Theater, King Sunny Ade, The
      Pretenders, Screaming Trees, or the Brandenburg Concerti. It is also
      apparently true that hackerdom includes a much higher concentration of
      talented amateur musicians than one would expect from a similar-sized
      control group of mundane types.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Music
  
      A series of languages for musical sound
     synthesis from Bell Labs, 1960's.  Versions: Music I through
     Music V.
  
     ["An Acoustical Compiler for Music and Psychological Stimuli",
     M.V. Mathews, Bell Sys Tech J 40 (1961)].
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1999-06-04)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Music
     Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The
     Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole
     history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After
     the Deluge, the first mention of music is in the account of
     Laban's interview with Jacob (Gen. 31:27). After their triumphal
     passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang
     their song of deliverance (Ex. 15).
     
       But the period of Samuel, David, and Solomon was the golden
     age of Hebrew music, as it was of Hebrew poetry. Music was now
     for the first time systematically cultivated. It was an
     essential part of training in the schools of the prophets (1
     Sam. 10:5; 19:19-24; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Chr. 25:6). There now arose
     also a class of professional singers (2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl. 2:8).
     The temple, however, was the great school of music. In the
     conducting of its services large bands of trained singers and
     players on instruments were constantly employed (2 Sam. 6:5; 1
     Chr. 15; 16; 23;5; 25:1-6).
     
       In private life also music seems to have held an important
     place among the Hebrews (Eccl. 2:8; Amos 6:4-6; Isa. 5:11, 12;
     24:8, 9; Ps. 137; Jer. 48:33; Luke 15:25).
     

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