Mu"sic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. musical.]

Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.

Musical, ∨ Music, box, a box or case containing apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes automatically. -- Musical fish Zool., any fish which utters sounds under water, as the drumfish, grunt, gizzard shad, etc. -- Musical glasses, glass goblets or bowls so tuned and arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical notes. CF. Harmonica, 1.


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Mu"sic*al, n.




To fetch home May with their musical. Spenser.


A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party.


<-- 3. A drama in which music and song are prominent features = musical drama, musical play -->


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