CEFR C1 Vocabulary

CEFR C1 Vocabulary - Lesson 27

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Here you will learn some English words about music, such as "playlist", "jukebox", "string", etc. prepared for C1 learners.
playlistnoun

a set of recorded songs and pieces of music that have been selected to be broadcast on a radio station or a radio program

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acoustic
acousticadjective

(of a musical instrument) making a sound that is natural not amplified

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instrumentaladjective

(of music) made only by instruments, instead of being sung

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tunelessadjective

lacking a pleasant tune

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amplifier
amplifiernoun

an electronic device that strengthens electrical signals or causes sounds to get louder

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jukebox
jukeboxnoun

a machine that can play a chosen song when one inserts a coin or pays by card, found in bars, etc.

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synthesizer
synthesizernoun

an electronic musical instrument that produces the sounds of other instruments

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anthemnoun

an official song of great importance for a particular country that is performed on certain occasions

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balladnoun

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

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bagpipe
bagpipenoun

a woodwind instrument with a reed and several sticks, played by squeezing a bag and blowing through one of its pipes, originated from Scotland

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bow
bownoun

a long and partially curved, thin rod made out of wood with horsehair strings stretched alongside it, used to play stringed instruments such as the cello and violin

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string
stringnoun

a cord of stretched wire, nylon, etc. on a musical instrument that is plucked to produce sound

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harp
harpnoun

a triangular musical instrument with a row of strings that are stretched vertically, played with the fingers

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percussion
percussionnoun

any musical instrument that is played by hitting with the hand or a stick, such as cymbals, drums, etc.

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brass
brassnoun

any musical instrument that is made of metal, such as the trombone and the trumpet

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woodwind
woodwindnoun

any musical instrument that is usually made of wood or metal and is played by blowing, such as a flute, clarinet, etc.

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in tunephrase

singing or playing with correct intonation or pitch

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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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duo
duonoun

a musical work for two singers or players

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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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keynoun

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

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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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scale
scalenoun

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

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harmonynoun

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

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symphonynoun

a long and sophisticated musical composition written for a large orchestra, in three or four movements

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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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movementnoun

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

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to improviseverb

to create and perform words of a play, music, etc. on impulse and without preparation, particularly because one is forced to do so

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to stream
to streamverb

to play audio or video material from the Internet without needing to download the whole file on one's device

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to humverb

to sing a tune with closed lips

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to whistle
to whistleverb

to make a high-pitched sound by forcing air out through one's partly closed lips

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gospel
gospelnoun

a type of religious music in which singers sing loudly, originally performed by African Americans

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funk
funknoun

a style of dance music originated from African music and jazz, characterized by having a strong rhythm

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soulnoun

a type of music popularized by African American musicians that expresses strong and deep emotions

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samba
sambanoun

a piece of music that is composed for a fast dance of Brazilian origin called samba

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tango
tangonoun

a piece of music written for a South American dance called tango in which a male and female hold hands tightly and walk in the same direction

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