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Adjective: classical  kla-si-kul
  1. Of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.
    "classical Marxism";
    - classic
  2. Of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
    "a classical scholar"
  3. Of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors
    "classical Greek"
  4. Well-known and long-established in form or style
    "a classical ballet";
    - classic
  5. (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics
  6. (music) of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas
    "classical music"
  7. (fine arts) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture
    "the classical world"; "classical mythology";
    - Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman
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, trad [Brit, informal], traditional

Type of: music genre, musical genre, musical style

Antonym: nonclassical

Encyclopedia: Classical, and Classicism Classic