Anything musical has to do with music. Tra la la! If you’re really musical, try out for a musical so you can sing on the big stage. And, if you’re playing musical chairs, better find a seat before the music stops!

Musical things have a tune or rhythm, like a robin’s song or “La Cucaracha.” Musical instruments, like clarinets and guitars, make music. Or hope to. The bands you’re into reflect your musical tastes. If your parents are musicians, you come from a musical family. When musical is a noun, it's short for “musical drama.” The Sound of Music is a musical (film) about a the musical (talented singing) Von Trapp family. Guess what they’re into.

Definitions of musical
  1. adjective
    characterized by or capable of producing music
    “a musical evening”
    musical instruments”
  2. adjective
    characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music
    “a musical speaking voice”
    “a musical comedy”
    sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone
    smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
    suitable for singing
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    nonmusical, unmusical
    not musical in nature
  3. adjective
    talented in or devoted to music
    “comes from a very musical family”
    devoted to or appreciative of music
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    nonmusical, unmusical
    lacking interest in or talent for music
  4. adjective
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
    synonyms: melodic, melodious
    ariose, songlike
    having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
    canorous, songful
    richly melodious
    cantabile, singing
    smooth and flowing
    dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet
    pleasing to the ear
    suitable for or suggestive of singing
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    unmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical
    lacking melody
  5. noun
    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    synonyms: musical comedy, musical theater
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    type of:
    film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
    a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    a theatrical performance of a drama
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