[myoo-zi-kuh fik-tuh; Latin moo-si-kah fik-tah] /ˈmyu zɪ kə ˈfɪk tə; Latin ˈmu sɪˌkɑ ˈfɪk tɑ/
the use of chromatically altered tones in the contrapuntal music of the 10th to the 16th centuries.
- Musical beds
noun the practice of having casual sex with multiple partners in short succession Examples The movie featured people playing musical beds, which made us uncomfortable. Word Origin modeled on musical chairs Usage Note slang noun phrase Sexual promiscuity; sleeping around: The soaps were conspicuous for their preoccupation with musical beds Related Terms musical
noun, Chiefly British. 1. . noun 1. a box or case containing an apparatus for producing music mechanically, as by means of a comblike steel plate with tuned teeth sounded by small pegs or pins in the surface of a revolving cylinder or disk. noun 1. a mechanical instrument that plays tunes by means of […]
noun 1. Also called going to Jerusalem. a game in which players march to music around two rows of chairs placed back to back, there being one chair less than the number of players, the object being to find a seat when the music stops abruptly. The player failing to do so is removed from […]
noun 1. (def 5). noun 1. a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing 2. such plays and films collectively A play or film that highlights song and dance. Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and The Producers are well-known musical comedies.