Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Musical Elements

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Here you will learn some English words related to musical elements, such as "coda", "clef", and "beat".
atonalitynoun

the quality that marks the absence of a key in a musical composition

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B
Bnoun

the 7th note in the C-major scale

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bar
barnoun

any of the short sections of equal length consisting of musical beats located between two consecutive lines

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bar line
bar linenoun

an upright line that separates the bars in written music

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bassnoun

the lower half of the musical range

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beatnoun

a piece of music or a poem's main rhythm

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C
Cnoun

the first note in the C-major scale

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chord
chordnoun

three or more musical notes that form a harmony when played together

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chorusnoun

a section of a song or poem that follows each verse

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clef
clefnoun

any of the signs written on the left-hand end of a staff indicating the pitch of the notes

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climaxnoun

the most significant moment in a story, play, movie, etc. with a high dramatic suspense

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codanoun

the final passage of an extended musical composition

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counterpointnoun

a musical technique that consists of mixing two or more separate melodies into one harmony

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crescendonoun

a slow and constant increase in the loudness of a musical piece

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crotchet
crotchetnoun

a musical note that lasts ¹/₄ of a whole note

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D
Dnoun

the second note of the C-major scale

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diminuendonoun

a slow and constant decrease in the volume of a musical piece

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discordnoun

an unusual combination of musical notes that sound strange when played

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dissonancenoun

a combination of musical notes that sound harshly because they do not form a harmony

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dot
dotnoun

a small round symbol in written music indicating augmentation of time by one half or staccato

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double bar
double barnoun

a pair of upright lines in written music marking the end of a composition or a main passage

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dynamicsnoun

the variation or contrast in volume or intensity of a musical performance

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E
Enoun

the third note in the C-major scale

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F
Fnoun

the fourth note in the C-major scale

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G
Gnoun

the fifth note in the C-major scale

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groovenoun

a pronounced musical rhythm that people enjoy

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harmonynoun

notes of music played or sung in a combination that produces a pleasing effect

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intervalnoun

a short break between different parts of a theatrical or musical performance

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keynoun

a set of notes based on a particular note that form the tonal basis of a musical passage

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key signaturenoun

the set of marks at the beginning of a printed piece of music, indicating the key in which the piece is played

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librettonoun

the text of a musical play, an opera or other extended vocal works

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lyricnoun

(plural) a song's words

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measure
measurenoun

any of the short sections consisting of musical beats located between two consecutive lines

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melody
melodynoun

the arrangement or succession of single musical notes in a tune or piece of music

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minim
minimnoun

a musical note that lasts half of a whole note

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motifnoun

a recurring theme of melodic or rhythmic arrangement of notes in a musical piece

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notation
notationnoun

a system of written signs or symbols that are used in music or mathematics

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note
notenoun

a written sign or symbol indicating a single tone of particular pitch and length made by a vocal or musical instrument

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octave
octavenoun

the interval between the first and the last notes in eight diatonic degrees

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pitchnoun

the degree of highness or lowness of a tone that is determined by the frequency of waves producing it

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quaver
quavernoun

a musical note that lasts ¹/₈ of a whole note

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registernoun

the range or the part of a range that a voice or an instrument can produce

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rest
restnoun

a period of silence or the sign that indicates a silence between musical notes

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rhythmnoun

a strong repeated pattern of musical notes or sounds

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scale
scalenoun

an arrangement of a series of musical notes with specified intervals, in ascending or descending pitch order

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scorenoun

a written or printed version of a musical composition consisting of all the vocal and instrumental sections

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semibreve
semibrevenoun

a musical note that lasts twice as long as a half note

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staff
staffnoun

a set of five horizontal lines and the blank space between them on which a musical composition is written according to a pitch

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strainnoun

the tune or sound of a musical piece or song

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temponoun

the speed that a piece of music is or should be played at

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tie
tienoun

a curved line written over a pair of notes of the same pitch indicating that they should be played as one note

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timbernoun

the quality of a sound that is distinct from pitch, intensity and loudness

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time signature
time signaturenoun

a sign written at the beginning of a musical composition in the form of a fraction showing the number of beats in each bar

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tonenoun

a vocal or musical sound with a particular pitch, intensity, and quality

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treblenoun

the part in harmonic music or the voice with the highest pitch that belongs to a boy or female vocalist

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tunefulnessnoun

the quality of having a pleasant tune or being melodious

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versenoun

a series of lines forming a unit in a song or poem

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voicenoun

the quality of sound or tone of a person

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