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English Vocabulary And Phrases Relating to Music and Arts

English Vocabulary And Phrases Relating to Music and Arts
English Vocabulary And Phrases Relating to Music and Arts

You can use these words and phrases to talk about music and the arts. Talk about your favorite music and famous music in your country. Moreover, ask your friends about their favorite music. The following English vocabulary and phrases relating to music and arts could be used beside your own words.

English Vocabulary And Phrases Relating to Music and Arts

Word/phrase Function Meaning
Wind instruments Noun Musical instruments (such as a flute, horn, or organ) that are played by blowing air through it.
Brass instruments Noun Musical instruments (such as trumpets, trombones, and tubas) that are made of brass.
Stringed instruments Noun Musical instruments (such as a guitar, violin, or piano) that has strings and that produces sound when the strings are touched or struck
Noun Musical instruments (such as drums, cymbals, or xylophones) that you play by hitting or shaking
Jazz Noun A type of American music with lively rhythms and melodies that are often made up by musicians as they play
Orchestra Noun A group of musicians who play usually classical music together and who are led by a conductor.
Tempo Noun The speed at which a musical piece is played or sung
Face the music Idiom To accept and deal with the unpleasant result of something you have said or done (He knows that he’ll be criticized for making a bad decision, and he’s ready to face the music.)
It‘s like music to my
A pleasant sound or words/referring to something that you are happy to hear. (Her words were music to my ears. [=I was very happy to hear what she said)
Painting Verb/Noun The art or act of making pictures using paint
Poetry Noun The writings of a poet: poems. Poem: a piece of writing that usually has figurative language and that is written in separate lines that often have a repeated rhythm and
sometimes rhyme
Acting Verb/ Noun The art or profession of performing the role of a character in a play, movie, etc.: the art or profession of an actor


Verb/ Noun To use your voice to make musical sounds in the form of a song or tune
1.Sculpture/2.Pottery Nouns 1. The processor art of carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc., into a sculpture/A sculpture is a piece of art that is made by carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc.
2. the art or activity of making objects out of clay (such as
bowls, plates, etc.)
Play an instrument Phrase To make music with a musical instrument (such as a guitar, violin, flute, etc.)
Write music Phrase To write musical notes and compose a song.
Sketch Verb/ Noun To make a quick, rough drawing of something (He likes to sit outside and sketch.)
Genre Noun A particular type or category of literature or art (This book is a classic of the mystery genre.)

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