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CEFR C1 Vocabulary - Lesson 27

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

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CEFR C1 Vocabulary
playlist
[noun]
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
[adjective]
(of a musical instrument) making a sound that is natural, not amplified
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instrumental
[adjective]
(of music) made only by instruments and without vocals
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tuneless
[adjective]
lacking a pleasant tune
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amplifier
[noun]
an electronic device that strengthens electrical signals or causes sounds to get louder
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jukebox
[noun]
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
[noun]
an electronic musical instrument that produces the sounds of other instruments
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anthem
[noun]
an official song of great importance for a particular country that is performed on certain occasions
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ballad
[noun]
a tale that is narrated in the form of a song or poem
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bagpipe
[noun]
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
[noun]
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
[noun]
a cord of stretched wire, nylon, etc. on a musical instrument that is plucked to produce sound
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harp
[noun]
a triangular musical instrument with a row of strings that are stretched vertically, played with the fingers
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in tune
[phrase]
singing or playing with correct intonation or pitch
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concerto
[noun]
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
[noun]
a musical work for two singers or players
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bar
[noun]
any of the short sections of equal length consisting of musical beats located between two consecutive lines
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key
[noun]
a set of notes based on a particular note that form the tonal basis of a musical passage
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pitch
[noun]
the degree of highness or lowness of a tone that is determined by the frequency of waves producing it
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scale
[noun]
an arrangement of a series of musical notes with specified intervals, in ascending or descending pitch order
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harmony
[noun]
notes of music played or sung in a combination that produces a pleasing effect
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symphony
[noun]
a long and sophisticated musical composition written for a large orchestra, in three or four movements
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melody
[noun]
the arrangement or succession of single musical notes in a tune or piece of music
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movement
[noun]
one of the main parts that a long musical work is divided into, having its own structure
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to improvise
[verb]
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
[verb]
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 hum
[verb]
to sing a tune with closed lips
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to whistle
[verb]
to make a high-pitched sound by forcing air out through one's partly closed lips
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Gospel
[noun]
a type of religious music in which singers sing loudly, originally performed by African Americans
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funk
[noun]
a style of dance music originated from African music and jazz, characterized by having a strong rhythm
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brass
[noun]
musical instruments made of brass that produce sound when blown into, such as the trumpet and trombone
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soul
[noun]
a type of music popularized by African American musicians that expresses strong and deep emotions
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woodwind
[noun]
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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samba
[noun]
a piece of music that is composed for a fast dance of Brazilian origin called samba
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percussion
[noun]
any musical instrument that is played by hitting with the hand or a stick, such as cymbals, drums, etc.
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tango
[noun]
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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