Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Music Pieces 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to music pieces, such as "chorale", "bolero", and "allegro".
adagionoun

a movement or composition intended to be played at a slow tempo

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airnoun

(Elizabethan or Jacobean music) a short or melodious tune, usually accompanied by a song

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allegronoun

a movement or composition intended to be played at a brisk lively tempo

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andantenoun

a movement or composition intended to be played at a fairly slow tempo

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anthemnoun

a religious hymn that is performed in some churches

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arianoun

a long, elaborate song that is melodious and is intended for a solo voice, especially in an opera

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arrangementnoun

a musical piece that has been adapted or arranged to be performed by various instruments or voices

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aubadenoun

a musical piece or poem appropriate to or influenced by the dawn or early morning

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balladnoun

a tale that is narrated in the form of a song or poem

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boleronoun

a couple dance music in ³/₄ time with modest and restrained moves, originated in Spain

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canonnoun

a polyphonic composition in which each singer or instrument takes turn in repeating the theme melody after a given duration

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carol
carolnoun

a religious song that people sing at Christmas

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chaconnenoun

a musical composition in moderate triple time, popular in the baroque era

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chantnoun

a rhythmic monotonous composition that accompanies an incantation of psalms or canticles in a ritual

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chantynoun

a rhythmic song that sailors used to sing in the past while working together

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choralenoun

a musical composition resembling or including a harmonized Lutheran hymn or psalm

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christmas carol
christmas carolnoun

a religious song that is sung at Christmas or during Christmas holiday season

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compositionnoun

a written piece of music marked by significant size and sophistication

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concertonoun

a musical composition that is written for one or more solo instruments and accompanied by an orchestra with three movements

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dirgenoun

a slow song or hymn sung traditionally at a funeral, showing grief or lamentation

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dittynoun

a short and simple song or poem

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divertimentonoun

a piece of instrumental music with light character in various movements, usually written for a small orchestra

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drum rollnoun

a continuous series of rapid beats on a drum, especially while announcing something exciting

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duet
duetnoun

a piece of music performed by two people

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etudenoun

an instrumental composition that is usually short and is intended for practice or demonstration of a skill

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fandangonoun

a couple dance music in triple time, accompanied by tambourine or castanets, with rapid lively moves, originally from Spain

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fanfarenoun

a short and lively ceremonial sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments, usually to announce something important

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fantasianoun

a musical composition with an improvised style that does not have a fixed form

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folk songnoun

a song that is part of the tradition of a region or community, with a simple form and melody, developed by ordinary people

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foxtrotnoun

a couple dance music in 4/4 time marked with two slow steps followed by two quick ones

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fuguenoun

a classical piece of music with one or two simple repeated themes that develop into a polyphonic pattern which is more sophisticated

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galliardnoun

a lively dance in triple time for a pair of two with five steps or a piece of music for this dance popular in the 16th century

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gavottenoun

a piece of music in moderately quick ⁴/₄ time intended for a French dance popular in the 18th century

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golden oldienoun

a song or movie that was a hit in the past and is still popular

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hitnoun

something, such as a movie, play, song, etc. that is very popular and successful

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hymnnoun

a religious song intended to praise God, especially sung by Christians in congregation

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interludenoun

a short performance that is presented between two longer pieces

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intermezzonoun

a short instrumental piece that is performed between the acts of an opera or other musical performance

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intronoun

a short introduction to a literary or musical composition

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jignoun

music that is set to a quick dance in triple rhythm with leaping movements, popular in the past

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largonoun

a musical piece that is intended to be performed at a very slow tempo and in a serious manner

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lullabynoun

a soft and soothing song that is intended to make children go to sleep

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madrigalnoun

a song without instruments consisting of several vocals, singing about secular themes in the 16th century

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marchnoun

a musical piece in duple or quadruple rhythm that is written to accompany or suggest marching

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mazurkanoun

music that accompanies a Polish dance in moderate triple time for four or eight couples

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medleynoun

a set of musical pieces that are performed or sung successively in a continuous tune

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minuetnoun

a piece of music set to a formal couple dance marked with triple time rhythm, toe pointing and bowing, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries

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movementnoun

one of the main parts that a long musical work is divided into, having its own structure

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Negro spiritualnoun

a religious song that is originally developed by the African-American Christians who were slaves in the southern US

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nocturnenoun

a romantic or dreamy composition written for the piano, dealing with night or evening

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nonetnoun

a musical piece written for nine singers or instruments

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