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mu•si•cal(ˈmyu zɪ kəl)
Music is the sound that people make when they sing or play instruments. Music is an uncount noun. You use the singular form of a verb after it.
You do not call a musical composition a 'music'. You call it a piece of music.
Musical can be an adjective or a noun. You use it as an adjective to describe things which are connected with the playing or studying of music.
Someone who is musical has a natural ability and interest in music.
However, a student who studies music is called a music student, not a 'musical student'. Someone who teaches music is a music teacher, not a 'musical teacher'. Here is a list of nouns in front of which you use music, not 'musical':
A musical is a play or film that uses singing and sometimes dancing as part of the story.
|Noun||1.||musical - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing|
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
play - a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
|Adj.||1.||musical - characterized by or capable of producing music; "a musical evening"; "musical instruments"|
|2.||musical - talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical family"|
|3.||musical - characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; "a musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"|
|4.||musical - containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"|
harsh, grating, discordant, unmusical, unmelodious
he came from a musical family → venía de una familia de músicos or dotada para la música
musical chairs N → juego msing de las sillas, juego msing del stop
to play musical chairs → jugar a las sillas, jugar al stop
musical comedy N (esp US) → comedia f musical
musical director N = music director musical instrument N → instrumento m musical
musical score N (= written music) → partitura f; (= soundtrack) → banda f sonora
to play musical chairs (fig) → faire des permutationsmusical director n → directeur m musical, directrice f musicalemusical instrument n → instrument m de musiquemusical interlude n → intermède m musical
Superb musical interludes were provided by Sinclair → Les superbes intermèdes musicaux sont l'œuvre de Sinclair.music box n → boîte f à musiquemusic centre n (= stereo) → chaîne f (stéréo)music director n (= musical director) → directeur m musical, directrice f musicalemusic festival n → festival m de musiquemusic hall n → music-hall m
he's very musical (fond of) → è amante della musica (skilled) → è portato per la musica
she comes from a musical family → viene da una famiglia di musicisti