classical


classical
classical [klas′i kəl]
adj.
1. CLASSIC (senses 1 & 3)
2. of the art, literature, and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, or their writers, artists, etc.
3. characteristic of or derived from the literary and artistic standards, principles, and methods of the ancient Greeks and Romans
4. well versed in or devoted to Greek and Roman culture, literature, etc. [a classical scholar]
5. designating or of a specified area or course of study that is or has been standard and traditionally authoritative, not new, recent, and experimental [classical political science]
6.
a) [occas.C-] of, characteristic of, or like a style of music marked by an emphasis on formal composition, as in instrumental works in the sonata form, by precise standards of performance appropriate to a symphony orchestra, and by a sense of balance, order, clarity, etc.
b) [occas.C-] designating or of the period ( c. 1750- c. 1830) characterized by this style
c) designating or of art music of the European tradition, including such forms as the symphony, the opera, chamber music, the sonata, etc.: distinguished from folk or popular music or jazz
classicality [klas′ikal′ə tē]
n.
classicalness
classically
adv.

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