Words of Topic: Music

Word group for topic: Music, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
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 Word Group By Topic: Music
music genre  Speak
n.
an expressive style of music
My favorite music genre is blues.
blues  Speak
n.
melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence
Blues is a musical form that uses a lot of repetition.
classical music  Speak
n.
music that is thought to be a part of a long, formal tradition
She listens to classical music for relaxation.
pop music  Speak
n.
any genre of music having wide appeal
One of the most famous pop-singers in the history are Michael Jackson and Madonna.
rock music  Speak
n.
a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music
My favorite music genre is rock. I adore such rock bands as Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles.
catchy tune  Speak
n.
a tune or a song that's pleasing and easy to remember
It was a catchy tune and now it's stuck in my head.
elevator music  Speak
n.
bland recorded background music played in public places
Elevator music makes me sleepy.
live music  Speak
n.
music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)
I like live music. For me, records are definitely second-best.
opera  Speak
n.
a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists
'Carmen' is my favorite opera.
tuneful  Speak
a.
having a pleasing tune
I find this a pleasant, tuneful, lyrically meaningful song.
tuneful  Speak
a.
having a pleasing tune
I find this a pleasant, tuneful, lyrically meaningful song.
concert  Speak
n.
a musical performance given in public
The concert will raise money for local charities.
record  Speak
n.
a round, flat piece of black plastic on which sound, especially music, is stored
This is one of my favorite records.
record  Speak
v.
to cause sound to be registered on something (such as a disc or magnetic tape) in reproducible form
It took the musicians two and a half days to record their soundtrack for the film.
music festival  Speak
n.
music performances at a venue often over several days
We're auditioning local rock bands for the music festival.
to face the music  Speak
v.
to accept the unpleasant results of one's actions
Mary broke a dining-room window and had to face the music when her father got home.
to sound like a broken record  Speak
v.
to say the same thing over and over again
Would you stop telling me to clean my room already? You sound like a broken record!
to ring a bell  Speak
v.
to sound familiar
Do you want to run through the names with Rosa, to see if any of them ring a bell?
a massive hit  Speak
n.
a record that sells lots of copies
The song became a massive hit in 1945.
drum  Speak
n.
a musical instrument consisting of a skin stretched tightly over a round frame
You play a drum by beating it with sticks or with your hands.
guitar  Speak
n.
a musical instrument with six strings and a long neck
He plays the guitar in the town band.
piano  Speak
n.
a large musical instrument with a row of black and white keys
I taught myself how to play the piano.
saxophone  Speak
n.
a musical instrument in the shape of a curved metal tube with a narrower part that you blow into and keys that you press
The saxophone is a family of woodwind instruments.
violin  Speak
n.
a musical instrument. Violins are made of wood and have four strings
Lizzie used to play the violin.