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Classical

see synonyms of classical

Noun

1. classical, classical music, serious music

traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

Adjective

1. classic, classical

of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

Example Sentences:
'classic Cinese pottery'

2. authoritative, classic, classical, definitive

of recognized authority or excellence

Example Sentences:
'the definitive work on Greece'
'classical methods of navigation'

3. classical

of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

Example Sentences:
' a classical scholar'

4. classical

(language) having the form used by ancient standard authors

Example Sentences:
'classical Greek'

5. classic, classical, graeco-roman, greco-roman, hellenic

of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

Example Sentences:
'classical mythology'


1. classical, classical music, serious music

traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste


1. classic, classical

of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

Example Sentences:
'classic Cinese pottery'

2. authoritative, classic, classical, definitive

of recognized authority or excellence

Example Sentences:
'the definitive work on Greece'
'classical methods of navigation'

3. classical

of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

Example Sentences:
' a classical scholar'

4. classical

(language) having the form used by ancient standard authors

Example Sentences:
'classical Greek'

5. classic, classical, graeco-roman, greco-roman, hellenic

of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

Example Sentences:
'classical mythology'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Classical

see synonyms of classical
adjective
1. 
of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans or their civilization, esp in the period of their ascendancy
2. 
designating, following, or influenced by the art or culture of ancient Greece or Rome
classical architecture
3. music
a. 
of, relating to, or denoting any music or its period of composition marked by stability of form, intellectualism, and restraint
Compare romantic (sense 5)
b. 
accepted as a standard
the classical suite
c. 
denoting serious art music in general
Compare pop1 (sense 2)
4. music
of or relating to a style of music composed, esp at Vienna, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This period is marked by the establishment, esp by Haydn and Mozart, of sonata form
5. 
denoting or relating to a style in any of the arts characterized by emotional restraint and conservatism
a classical style of painting
classicism (sense 1)
6. 
well versed in the art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome
7. 
(of an education) based on the humanities and the study of Latin and Greek
8. physics
a. 
not involving the quantum theory or the theory of relativity
classical mechanics
b. 
obeying the laws of Newtonian mechanics or 19th-century physics
a classical gas
9.  another word for classic (sense 2), classic (sense 4)
10. 
(of a logical or mathematical system) according with the law of excluded middle, so that every statement is known to be either true or false even if it is not known which

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Classical

see synonyms of classical
adjective
1. 
classic (sense 1) classic (sense 3)
2. 
of the art, literature, and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, or their writers, artists, etc.
3. 
characteristic of or derived from the literary and artistic standards, principles, and methods of the ancient Greeks and Romans
4. 
well versed in or devoted to Greek and Roman culture, literature, etc.
a classical scholar
5. 
designating or of a specified area or course of study that is or has been standard and traditionally authoritative, not new, recent, and experimental
classical political science
6. 
a.  [occas. C-]
of, characteristic of, or like a style of music marked by an emphasis on formal composition, as in instrumental works in the sonata form, by precise standards of performance appropriate to a symphony orchestra, and by a sense of balance, order, clarity, etc.
b.  [occas. C-]
designating or of the period (c. 1750-c. 1830) characterized by this style
c. 
designating or of art music of the European tradition, including such forms as the symphony, the opera, chamber music, the sonata, etc.
distinguished from folk or popular music or jazz

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Classical

see synonyms of classical
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, architecture, and literature.
b. Conforming to the artistic and literary models of ancient Greece and Rome.
c. Versed in the classics: a classical scholar.
2. Music
a. Of or relating to European music during the latter half of the 18th and the early 19th centuries.
b. Of or relating to music in the educated European tradition, such as symphony and opera, as opposed to popular or folk music.
3. Of, relating to, or being a variety of a language that is epitomized by a prestigious body of literature.
4.
a. Standard and traditional: classical methods of navigation.
b. Relating to or being a school of thought or field of study that is established and widely accepted before others: classical economics.
5. Of or relating to physics that can be described without the use of quantum mechanics or relativity.
6. Relating to or consisting of studies in the humanities and general sciences: a classical curriculum.

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