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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUSICAL

To confess the strange truth, he never told me you were musical.

When Vavasor was gone she turned with greater diligence to her musical studies.

Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell.

My voice was a marvel even to myself, so rich and full and musical!

It was Mattheson, by his own account, who introduced Handel to the musical life of Hamburg.

The laws of the time gave no protection to musical and dramatic copyright.

I scarcely noticed her words; her voice was in my ears, fresh and musical.

It was musical,—but how should there be such music in my solitude?

From the lower hall the clock chimed one with musical vibrations.

And there were musical evenings with the Pastor and the Avocat and their wives.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "pertaining to music; tuneful, harmonious; adept at making music," from Middle French musical (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin musicalis, from Latin musica (see music). Musical box is from 1829. Children's game musical chairs is attested from 1877, hence use of musical as a modifier meaning "changing rapidly from one to another possessor" (1924). Related: Musically.

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