Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A social musical party.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

French, from (soirée) musicale, musical (evening), feminine of musical, from musique, music; see music.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French soirée musicale (Wiktionary)

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