ALL meanings of absolute music

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  • noun absolute music music that is not designed to depict or evoke any scene or event 3
  • noun absolute music music that does not seek to suggest a story, scene, etc. but is concerned purely with tone, structure, etc. 3
  • noun absolute music instrumental music, as a concerto or string quartet, that draws no inspiration from or makes no reference to a text, program, visual image, or title and that exists solely in terms of its musical form, structure, and elements. 1
  • noun absolute music Instrumental music having an intellectual and affective content, which depends solely on its rhythmic, melodic, and contrapuntal structure. 0
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