Definition of Instrumental

Instrumental a. means: Applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms.

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Instrumental a. means: Applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms.

Meaning of Instrumental

Instrumental (a.) means: Applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms.

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Instrumentality (n.): The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency.

Instrumental (a.): Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; as, he was instrumental in conducting the business.

Instrumental (a.): Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, esp. a musical instrument; as, instrumental music, distinguished from vocal music.

Instrumental (a.): Applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms.

Symphony (n.): An elaborate instrumental composition for a full orchestra, consisting usually, like the sonata, of three or four contrasted yet inwardly related movements, as the allegro, the adagio, the minuet and trio, or scherzo, and the finale in quick time. The term has recently been applied to large orchestral works in freer form, with arguments or programmes to explain their meaning, such as the "symphonic poems" of Liszt. The term was formerly applied to any composition for an orchestra, as overtures, etc., and still earlier, to certain compositions partly vocal, partly instrumental.

Instrumentary (a.): Instrumental.

Inservient (a.): Conducive; instrumental.

Duet (n.): A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.

Canzone (n.): An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.

Precede (v. t.): To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.

Quatuor (n.): A quartet; -- applied chiefly to instrumental compositions.

Organic (a.): Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.

Finale (n.): The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto, or any instrumental composition.

Orchestra (n.): The place in any public hall appropriated to a band of instrumental musicians.

Terzetto (n.): A composition in three voice parts; a vocal (rarely an instrumental) trio.

Ritornello (n.): A short intermediate symphony, or instrumental passage, in the course of a vocal piece; an interlude.

Cantabile (n.): A piece or passage, whether vocal or instrumental, peculiarly adapted to singing; -- sometimes called cantilena.

Symphony (n.): An instrumental passage at the beginning or end, or in the course of, a vocal composition; a prelude, interlude, or postude; a ritornello.

Rondo (n.): A composition, vocal or instrumental, commonly of a lively, cheerful character, in which the first strain recurs after each of the other strains.

Orchestra (n.): Loosely: A band of instrumental musicians performing in a theater, concert hall, or other place of public amusement.

First (n.): The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.

Subserviency (n.): The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility.

Orchestra (n.): Strictly: A band suitable for the performance of symphonies, overtures, etc., as well as for the accompaniment of operas, oratorios, cantatas, masses, and the like, or of vocal and instrumental solos.

Natural (a.): Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.

Tacet (v.impers.): It is silent; -- a direction for a vocal or instrumental part to be silent during a whole movement.

Symphony (n.): A consonance or harmony of sounds, agreeable to the ear, whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both.

Romance (n.): A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.

Orchestra (n.): The space in a theater between the stage and the audience; -- originally appropriated by the Greeks to the chorus and its evolutions, afterward by the Romans to persons of distinction, and by the moderns to a band of instrumental musicians.

Recital (n.): A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital.

Instrumentation (n.): The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.

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Meaning of Instrumentality

Instrumentality means: The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency.

Meaning of Instrumental

Instrumental means: Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; as, he was instrumental in conducting the business.

Meaning of Instrumental

Instrumental means: Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, esp. a musical instrument; as, instrumental music, distinguished from vocal music.

Meaning of Instrumental

Instrumental means: Applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms.

Meaning of Symphony

Symphony means: An elaborate instrumental composition for a full orchestra, consisting usually, like the sonata, of three or four contrasted yet inwardly related movements, as the allegro, the adagio, the minuet and trio, or scherzo, and the finale in quick time. The term has recently been applied to large orchestral works in freer form, with arguments or programmes to explain their meaning, such as the "symphonic poems" of Liszt. The term was formerly applied to any composition for an orchestra, as overtures, etc., and still earlier, to certain compositions partly vocal, partly instrumental.

Meaning of Instrumentary

Instrumentary means: Instrumental.

Meaning of Inservient

Inservient means: Conducive; instrumental.

Meaning of Duet

Duet means: A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.

Meaning of Canzone

Canzone means: An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.

Meaning of Precede

Precede means: To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.

Meaning of Quatuor

Quatuor means: A quartet; -- applied chiefly to instrumental compositions.

Meaning of Organic

Organic means: Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.

Meaning of Finale

Finale means: The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto, or any instrumental composition.

Meaning of Orchestra

Orchestra means: The place in any public hall appropriated to a band of instrumental musicians.

Meaning of Terzetto

Terzetto means: A composition in three voice parts; a vocal (rarely an instrumental) trio.

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