classicality

[ klas-i-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF classicality
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLASSICALITY

Vittoria sent him a poetical epistle, full of tenderness and classicality.

Nothing can be more superficial than this varnish of classicality.

Moreover, let me remind your worship's classicality that no one of mortals is sapient at all times.

Upon my classicality, Miss Norah, you're a rogue; there's nobody lookin', you seraphim!

This bit of classicality was in a humble way imitated by Lorenzo and the menagerie lion.

These are masterly executions after the ancient sculptors, and give the scene an air of Grecian classicality.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "of the highest rank" (originally in literature), from classic + -al (1). Classical music (1836) was defined originally against romantic music.

But already by 1880s it was acknowledged the term had a double sense: Music that had withstood the test of time, as well as music of a style contrasted to "romantic." Later (early 20c.) it was contrasted to jazz (in this sense more often with reference to the orchestras than to the music itself). Still later in contrast to popular music generally (mid-20c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLASSICALITY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.