50 Istilah Musik yang Digunakan dalam Ungkapan Non-musik, dalam bahasa Inggris


Apakah Anda tahu berapa banyak istilah musik yang diadopsi dalam percakapan umum? Terkadang memang sulit untuk menentukan apakah istilah musik dihubungkan dengan pengertian umum atau sebaliknya, namun coba kita cermati istilah-istilah musik berikut beserta kata-kata yang berhubungan:

  1. Ad lib (from ad libitum): an improvisation
  2. Baroque: elaborate, extravagant, and/or flamboyant
  3. Beat: a brief measure or pause
  4. Cadence: a sequence or measure of rhythm
  5. Choir: a group of people sharing beliefs or values (“preaching to the choir”)
  6. Chord: the target of a stimulus (“strike a chord”)
  7. Chorus: a unified response (“a chorus of approval”)
  8. Coda: a conclusion
  9. Conductor: someone who organizes an enterprise or scheme
  10. Crescendo: a high point
  11. Cue: a signal to start or do something or cause it to happen
  12. Downbeat: pessimistic
  13. Duet: an action undertaken by a union of two people
  14. Encore: an additional performance or achievement
  15. Ensemble: a group in which no one person stands out
  16. Falsetto: an unnaturally high voice
  17. Fanfare: celebratory attention
  18. Finale: a concluding performance or act
  19. Gig: a job or assignment
  20. Impromptu: spontaneous, improvised
  21. Interlude: a planned interruption or intervening period
  22. Leitmotif: a recurring overarching idea
  23. Maestro: an accomplished person
  24. Medley: a series or other collection of ingredients or actions
  25. Opera: extended to “soap opera,” the slang term for domestic radio and later television dramas (so called because detergent manufacturers often sponsored these programs aimed at homemakers) and “horse opera,” another name for westerns (plural of opus)
  26. Opus: a major work
  27. Orchestrate: to organize strategically, with a possible connotation of conniving or conspiracy
  28. Overtone: a suggestion or connotation
  29. Overture: an invitation or act of persuasion
  30. Pitch: the nature of a sound based on its frequency, or a degree of interest (“fever pitch”)
  31. Prelude: a preliminary to a main action
  32. Prologue: an introduction
  33. Reprise: a repeated performance
  34. Requiem: a composition in any medium to honor the dead or a failed effort
  35. Resonance: an evocation of feeling or sense
  36. Rhapsodic: any overwrought or elaborate creative effort or speech (“waxing rhapsodic”)
  37. Riff: a verbal performance, especially as in a fast and furious routine by a stand-up comedian; also refers to a brief witticism or to a variation, synonymous with the informal noun take
  38. Rock: to be very impressive or pleasing (“That rocks!”), to inspire excitement (“The band rocked the concert hall”), or to flaunt an ostentatious style of clothing or coiffure (“She rocked her new boots”)
  39. Serenade: an effort to persuade
  40. Solo: alone
  41. Staccato: a suggestion of speed rather than simply detached sounds (“staccato bursts of gunfire”)
  42. Suite: a collection or set
  43. Tempo: speed or rate
  44. Theme: subject or style
  45. Timbre: the distinguishing quality of a voice
  46. Tone: the quality of expression in writing or speaking as well, and the quality of a physical form
  47. Unison: agreement or union
  48. Upbeat: optimistic
  49. Virtuoso: one particularly skilled in an endeavor
  50. Waltz: to move in a bold, confident, or lively manner (“She triumphantly waltzed into the room”)

Sumber: dailywritingtips.com

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