Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A program of music performed at a party or social gathering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A performance or concert of music, vocal or instrumental, or both, usually of a private character; a private concert.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A social musical party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A musical entertainment, usually private and typically involving classical music

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from (soirée) musicale, musical (evening), feminine of musical, from musique, music; see music.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the French soirée musicale

Examples

  • The musicale is a success, one of the enviable events of the season, and there is a most charming supper afterward.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

  • Sebastian Dolores had impatiently waited for this later "musicale" to begin -- he had heard it often before; and when it was at last a regular succession of nasal explosions, he crawled out and began to do the business which had brought him to the Manor

    The Money Master, Complete

  • Sebastian Dolores had impatiently waited for this later "musicale" to begin -- he had heard it often before; and when it was at last a regular succession of nasal explosions, he crawled out and began to do the business which had brought him to the Manor

    The Money Master, Volume 4.

  • Sebastian Dolores had impatiently waited for this later "musicale" to begin -- he had heard it often before; and when it was at last a regular succession of nasal explosions, he crawled out and began to do the business which had brought him to the Manor

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Funny thing is the second word in the wv was "musicale" but I noticed as I hit submit that I had typed "misicale", no worries mate, it posted anyway.

    ScrappleFace

  • J'ai surtout apprecie la phrase "la longue ligne musicale" du courbe de Mont Ventoux.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • Enfin, en arrière plan, se dessine la longue ligne musicale des deux courbes asymétriques du Mont Ventoux.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Enfin, en arrière plan, se dessine la longue ligne musicale des deux courbes asymétriques du Mont Ventoux.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • Jackson Rathbone dirige un video musicale | Twilight Italia says:

    Twilight Lexicon » Jackson Rathbone Directs Music Video

  • Enfin, en arrière plan, se dessine la longue ligne musicale des deux courbes asymétriques du Mont Ventoux.

    French Word-A-Day:

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