from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A free composition structured according to the composer's fancy. Also called fantasy.
- n. Music A medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes.
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- n. An unstructured orchestral composition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A continuous composition, not divided into what are called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design, but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: Originally, any instrumental piece.
- n. Any composition not in strict form or style, particularly when somewhat capricious.
- n. An irregular composition, consisting of well-known airs arranged with interludes and florid decorations, similar to a potpourri.
- n. Also fantasy, phantasy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
I found it worthy of integrating it into my artsy jargon and combined it with the word fantasia, which is an animated film, produced by Walt Disney.
When I speculated that due to the exigencies of the project it's unlikely Oliver Stone will be allowed to wander far afield from the rescue-mission story -- turning it into a Jim Morrison acid trip "fantasia" -- Mickey quizzed:
the third installment of fantasia is called fantasia world and will be released along with fantasia 2000 and the original fantasia on blu-ray in the upcoming future beauty and the beast will be released in 3D in 2011 to meet with its 20th anniversary movie fan on Jan 20, 2010
Prior's insistent Angel -- whose arrival is an indelible coup de theatre engineered by director Michael Greif, lighting designer Ben Stanton, sound designer Ken Travis, costume designer Clint Ramos and aerial designer Paul Rubin -- is important to the "fantasia" element of the subtitle.
The tipsy harmonies of the string "fantasia" which precedes the graveyard scene were superbly dark, ghoulish and expertly played.
The "fantasia" of the subtitle refers to the play's nonlinear structure, as it follows the shifting and interlocking relationships among the characters.
He had heard Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, so, taking Goethe's Laune des Verliebten, he started a kind of fantasia, concocting words and music together.
Goethe's _Laune des Verliebten_, he started a kind of fantasia, concocting words and music together.
Italia lacks "fantasia," the creativity that can unlock defences, and their own pedestrian attack.
Souvenir, his 2004 "fantasia" about the tone-deaf diva.