Have you ever wondered what accelerando means? How about kapellmeister? Know what a xaphoon is? Or what nachtmusik is? And what does fortissimo really mean? Ever heard Musique Concrete? Well, there's no need to feel lost when you hear these terms, because you can find the definitions to these and and many more musical terms.
Welcome to our online music dictionary. Like any subject, music has its own terminology. Here you'll find definitions and explanations of a variety of common common musical terms that may help you understand music's terminology. Terms are concisely defined, and where useful, are linked to other terms and external websites. Not all of the terms are found in the Englich language, because music is international. And while there is a strong classical emphasis, there are terms from many different styles of music. Come back often, as we are constantly adding new words to the music dictionary from all walks and styles of music.
Click on a letter of the alphabet from the list below to go to the page of musical terms that begin with that letter.