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Adjective: classical  kla-si-kul
  1. (fine arts) of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    "classical Chinese pottery";
    - classic
  2. Of recognized authority or excellence
    "classical methods of navigation";
    - authoritative, classic, definitive
  3. Of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
    "a classical scholar"
  4. (language) having the form used by ancient standard authors
    "classical Greek"
  5. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
    "classical mythology";
    - classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic
Noun: classical  kla-si-kul
  1. Traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    - classical music, serious music

See also: neoclassic, neoclassical, received, standard

Type of: genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style

Antonym: nonclassical

Encyclopedia: Classical, and Classicism Classic