musical group

Definitions of musical group
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n an organization of musicians who perform together

Synonyms:
musical organisation, musical organization
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)
Types:
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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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