from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Compositions traditionally intended for performance in a private room or small concert hall and written for an instrumental ensemble, such as a trio or quartet, with one player for each part.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Music, either instrumental or vocal, which is specially suited for performance in a small room: opposed to concert-music, and also to church music and operatic music.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun music A genre of
classical musicwritten for a small group of instruments
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun serious music performed by a small group of musicians
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