1. Music. [Obs.]
To fetch home May with their musical. --Spenser.
2. A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party. [Colloq.]
Mu·sic·al a. 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 box, or Music box, a box or case containing apparatus moved by clockwork so as to play certain tunes automatically. The apparatus may be driven by a wind-up spring mechanism or by batteries.
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.
adj 1: characterized by or capable of producing music; "a musical
evening"; "musical instruments"
2: talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical
family" [ant: unmusical]
3: characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; "a
musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy" [ant: unmusical]
4: containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing
melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark" [syn: melodious,
melodic] [ant: unmelodious]
n : a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed
with singing and dancing [syn: musical comedy, musical