musical group

Definitions of musical group
  1. noun
    an organization of musicians who perform together
    synonyms: musical organisation, musical organization
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    examples:
    Laurel and Hardy
    United States slapstick comedy duo who made many films together
    Beatles
    a rock group from Liverpool who between 1962 and 1970 produced a variety of hit songs and albums (most of them written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon)
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    chorus
    a group of people assembled to sing together
    ensemble
    a group of musicians playing or singing together
    section
    a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
    duet, duette, duo
    two performers or singers who perform together
    trio
    three performers or singers who perform together
    quartet, quartette
    four performers or singers who perform together
    quintet, quintette
    five performers or singers who perform together
    sestet, sextet, sextette
    six performers or singers who perform together
    septet, septette
    seven performers or singers who perform together
    octet, octette
    eight performers or singers who perform together
    orchestra
    a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
    band
    instrumentalists not including string players
    band, dance band, dance orchestra
    a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    choir
    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
    brass, brass section
    the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
    string section, strings
    the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
    percussion, percussion section, rhythm section
    the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
    reed section
    the section of a band or orchestra that plays reed instruments
    barbershop quartet
    an unaccompanied quartet of (usually male) voices singing sentimental songs in four-part harmony
    string quartet, string quartette
    an instrumental quartet with 2 violins and a viola and a cello
    chamber orchestra
    small orchestra; usually plays classical music
    gamelan
    a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
    string orchestra
    an orchestra playing only stringed instruments
    philharmonic, symphony, symphony orchestra
    a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    marching band
    a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time
    brass band
    a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments
    concert band, military band
    a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
    jug band
    a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments
    pop group
    a group that plays pop music
    big band
    a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
    combo, jazz band, jazz group
    a small band of jazz musicians
    mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
    rock band, rock group
    a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music
    skiffle group
    a band of musicians who play skiffle
    steel band
    a band that plays instruments made from the heads of oil drums (Caribbean Islands)
    type of:
    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
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