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

  • noun Musical compositions intended to depict or suggest nonmusical incidents, ideas, or images, such as those drawn from literature, as Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, or from works of art.

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  • noun music A form of art music that attempts to convey a scene, image, or mood.

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  • noun musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events


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