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a music program forming the main part of a social occasion
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musical – pertaining to music: a musical instrument; tuneful; melodious; harmonious; dulcet; lyrical
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A program of music performed at a party or social gathering.

[French, from (soirée) musicale, musical (evening), feminine of musical, from musique, music; see music.]
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(Music, other) US and Canadian a party or social evening with a musical programme
[C19: shortened from French soirée musicale musical evening]
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(ˌmyu zɪˈkæl)

a social occasion featuring music.
[1840–50, Amer.; < French, short for soirée musicale musical evening]
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[ˌmjuːzɪˈkɑːl] Nvelada f musical
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In the large and pleasant salon which extended across the width of the house, the Ratignolles entertained their friends once a fortnight with a soiree musicale, sometimes diversified by card-playing.
There was a Madame de Raudon, who certainly had a matinee musicale at Wildbad, accompanied by Herr Spoff, premier pianist to the Hospodar of Wallachia, and my little friend Mr.
C'est d'une voix musicale talentueuse que la prometteuse chanteuse burundaise a efface ses cinq autres concurrents, en interpretant, a merveille, des tubes du repertoire musical local et d'ailleurs, devant un public conquis.
L es amateurs de musique africaine et de fusion ont ete gratifies, mardi a Assilah, par une soiree musicale de haute facture, mettant a l'honneur les rythmes senegalais et les sonorites du jazz revisite a la marocaine.
The meeting was attended by Director of the El Jem International Symphonic Music Festival Mabrouk Layouni and President of the Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese Giovanni De Santis.
The 80-year old songwriter also created the libretto and songs of such original Filipino musicales as "Buhay Ay Isang Awit," "Cory The Musicale," and "Nasaan Si Jesus?"
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950 (Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale [RIPM] Coverage updates include the launch of Jazz Periodicals from the 1920s to 2000.
De plus, cette chanson a egalement permis a l'enfant de developper sa creativite musicale en elaborant un rythme original a chaque debut de lecon.
He has now written that experience into a one-act play, a musical at that, titled 'Marawi Musicale,' to be presented at Virgin Labfest 14, the annual festival of fresh theater works that opens June 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and runs for three weeks, until July 15.