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classical

noun

1 classical

Traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste.

synonyms: classical music, serious music.

Dutch: klassieke muziek
Polish: muzyka powa┼╝na, muzyka klasyczna



adjective

1 classical

Of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.:
— Classical Marxism.

synonym: classic.

Roget 850: in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; esthetic, aesthetic, ... show more

Roget 578: elegant, polished, classical, Attic, correct, Ciceronian, artistic; chaste, pure, Saxon, academical.    graceful, easy, readable, ... show more

2 classical

Of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome.

3 classical

Of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors.

4 classical

Well-known and long-established in form or style:
— A classical ballet.

synonym: classic.

5 classical

physics Relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics.

6 classical

Of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas.

7 classical

Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture:
— Classical mythology.
— The classical world.

synonyms: Graeco-Roman, Greco-Roman.


Moby thesaurus: Attic, Ciceronian, Gothic, Greek, Latin, Roman, Victorian, absolute, aesthetic, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, archetypical, arrant, artistic, authoritative, belletristic, capital, champion ... show more.

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