musical phrase

Definitions of musical phrase
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n a short musical passage

Synonyms:
phrase
Types:
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ligature
(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
ostinato
a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition
ground bass
a short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated
riff
a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
Type of:
musical passage, passage
a short section of a musical composition

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