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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities Of music; or the power Of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.

2. (n.) Music.

3. (n.) A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mu'-zi-kal in'-stroo-ments (shiddah we-shiddoth): "I gat me.... musical instruments, and that of all sorts" (Ecclesiastes 2:8). Thus the King James Version and the American Standard Revised Version; the English Revised Version and the American Revised Version margin "concubines very many." The word occurs only here; the meaning is not certain, but it has nothing to do with music.

5568. psalmos -- a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
... a striking (of musical strings), a psalm. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: psalmos Phonetic Spelling: (psal-mos') Short Definition: a psalm ...
// - 7k

5353. phthoggos -- a sound
... sound. From phtheggomai; utterance, ie A musical note (vocal or instrumental) --
sound. see GREEK phtheggomai. (phthongois) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k

3044. Linos -- Linus, a Christian
... Word Origin the name of a mythical minstrel, perhaps from linon (for the string
of a musical instrument) Definition Linus, a Christian NASB Word Usage Linus (1 ...
// - 6k

5475. chalkos -- copper or bronze
... Transliteration: chalkos Phonetic Spelling: (khal-kos') Short Definition: copper,
brass, money Definition: copper, brass, money; a brazen musical instrument. ...
// - 6k

5567. psallo -- to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
... stringed instrument. 5567 -- properly, pluck a musical instrument (like a
harp); used of " with instruments"; "to ," or simply . Word ...
// - 7k

3451. mousikos -- skilled in the arts (esp. music)
... music) NASB Word Usage musicians (1). musician. From Mousa (a Muse); "musical",
ie (as noun) a minstrel -- musician. (mousikon) -- 1 Occurrence. 3450, 3451. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
4953. mashroqi -- a (musical) pipe
... 4952, 4953. mashroqi. 4954 . a (musical) pipe. Transliteration: mashroqi
Phonetic Spelling: (mash-ro-kee') Short Definition: flute. ...
/hebrew/4953.htm - 6k

7991b. shalish -- (a musical instrument) perhaps a sistrum
... 7991a, 7991b. shalish. 7991c . (a musical instrument) perhaps a sistrum.
Transliteration: shalish Short Definition: instruments. ...
/hebrew/7991b.htm - 5k

1761. dachavah -- perhaps a musical instrument
... dachavah. 1761a . perhaps a musical instrument. Transliteration: dachavah Phonetic
Spelling: (dakh-av-aw') Short Definition: music. instrument of music ...
/hebrew/1761.htm - 5k

5155. nechilah -- perhaps flute (a musical instrument).
... 5154, 5155. nechilah. 5156 . perhaps flute (a musical instrument). ... Word Origin
perhaps from chalil Definition perhaps flute (a musical instrument). a flute ...
/hebrew/5155.htm - 6k

5443. sabbeka -- trigon (a musical instrument)
... sabbeka or sabbeka. 5444 . trigon (a musical instrument). Transliteration: sabbeka
or sabbeka Phonetic Spelling: (sab-bek-aw') Short Definition: trigon. ...
/hebrew/5443.htm - 6k

4517. menaanea -- probably (a kind of musical) rattle
... 4516, 4517. menaanea. 4518 . probably (a kind of musical) rattle. Transliteration:
menaanea Phonetic Spelling: (men-ah-ah') Short Definition: castanets. ...
/hebrew/4517.htm - 6k

1761a. dachavah -- perhaps a musical instrument
... 1761, 1761a. dachavah. 1761b . perhaps a musical instrument. Transliteration:
dachavah Short Definition: entertainment. Word Origin (Aramaic) from the equiv ...
/hebrew/1761a.htm - 5k

5748. uggab -- (a reed musical instrument) perhaps a flute
... uggab or uggab. 5749 . (a reed musical instrument) perhaps a flute. Transliteration:
uggab or uggab Phonetic Spelling: (oo-gawb') Short Definition: flute. ...
/hebrew/5748.htm - 6k

6767d. tseltselim -- (percussion musical instrument) perhaps ...
... 6767c, 6767d. tseltselim. 6768 . (percussion musical instrument) perhaps
cymbals. Transliteration: tseltselim Short Definition: cymbals. ...
/hebrew/6767d.htm - 5k

1665. Gittith -- a musical term of unc. meaning.
... 1664, 1665. Gittith. 1666 . a musical term of unc. meaning. ... Word Origin fem.
of Gitti Definition a musical term of unc. meaning. Gittith ...
/hebrew/1665.htm - 6k


Music for Forty Hours' Adoration Musical Programme
... MUSIC FOR FORTY HOURS' ADORATION Musical Programme. Musical Programme AT THE EXPOSITION.
1. MASS, after which the Blessed Sacrament is incensed. ...
/.../music for forty hours adoration.htm

The Test by Fire
... you it is commanded, O peoples, nations: 'The moment you hear the sound of the trumpet,
flute, lute, harp, bagpipe, and all kinds of musical instruments, you ...
// childrens bible/the test by fire.htm

... born in Edenburg, Pa., August 28, 1840. His musical talents were early
developed. Political glee clubs at first monopolized his ...
// anecdotes and illustrations/preface.htm

... print books of hymns to be sung to the current secular airs; and the names or first
lines of these airs were set above the hymn-words as the musical direction. ...
/.../bridges/a practical discourse on some principles of hymn-singing/footnites.htm

Letter xvii. Harmony of Christian Character.
... The ear, also, is ravished with the harmony of musical sounds, and the
palate is delighted with savory dishes. But take away the ...
/.../letter xvii harmony of christian.htm

The Power of Harmony in Relation to Prayer.
... And there are indeed among musical sounds some accordant and others discordant.
But the Evangelic Scripture is familiar with the ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/1 the power of harmony.htm

Composition and Style
... Secondly, because we are naturally affected by harmony, otherwise the sounds of
musical instruments, tho they express no words, would not excite in us so great ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/composition and style.htm

Whether God Should be Praised with Song?
... Objection 4: Further, in the Old Law God was praised with musical instruments and
human song, according to Ps.32:2,3: "Give praise to the Lord on the harp ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether god should be praised 2.htm

On the Psalms. I.
... This book of Psalms before us has also been called by the prophet the "Psalter,"
because, as they say, the psaltery alone among musical instruments gives back ...
/.../hippolytus/the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/on the psalms i.htm

Pythagoras; his Cosmogony; Rules of his Sect; Discoverer of ...
... But the world, he says, is a musical harmony; [59] wherefore, also, that
the sun performs a circuit in accordance with harmony. ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter ii pythagoras his cosmogony rules.htm

Musical (14 Occurrences)
... Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities Of music; or the power Of producing
music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a ...
/m/musical.htm - 12k

Melody (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A rhythmical succession of single tones, ranging for the most part within
a given key, and so related together as to form a musical whole, having the ...
/m/melody.htm - 24k

Note (129 Occurrences)
... Hence: 15. (n.) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune. 16. ... 26. (n.)
To annotate. 27. (n.) To set down in musical characters. Int. ...
/n/note.htm - 37k

Instrument (45 Occurrences)
... astronomical instruments. 2. (n.) A contrivance or implement, by which musical
sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument. 3. (n ...
/i/instrument.htm - 22k

Cymbal (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A musical instrument used by the ancients.
It is supposed to have been similar to the modern kettle ...
/c/cymbal.htm - 7k

Psalms (44 Occurrences)
... mitsmor (Gr. psalmos, a psalm), a lyric ode, or a song set to music; a sacred
song accompanied with a musical instrument. (3.) Psalm ...
/p/psalms.htm - 54k

Viol (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hebrews nebel (Isaiah 5:12, RV, "lute;14:11), a musical
instrument, usually rendered "psaltery" (qv). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/v/viol.htm - 8k

Whistle (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath
through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a ...
/w/whistle.htm - 9k

Flute (16 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A musical instrument, probably composed of a
number of pipes, mentioned Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15. In Matthew ...
/f/flute.htm - 13k

Flourish (26 Occurrences)
... 16. (n.) A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado,
not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare. 17. ...
/f/flourish.htm - 18k

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Musical: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Musical (14 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 18:6
It happened as they came, when David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with instruments of music.
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 15:16
And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy.

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Uzziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Mattithiah and Eliab and Benaiah and Obed-edom and Jeiel, with corded instruments of music; and Asaph, with brass instruments sounding loudly;
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 16:42
And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.

1 Chronicles 23:5
and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made, said David, for giving praise.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 5:13
it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD: 'for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever'; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD,
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 7:6
And the priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made, to give thanks unto the LORD, for His mercy endureth for ever, with the praises of David by their hand; and the priests sounded trumpets over against them; and all Israel stood.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 23:13
and she looked, and, behold, the king stood on his platform at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets; the singers also played on instruments of music, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said: 'Treason, treason.'

2 Chronicles 29:26
The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 34:12
And the men did the work faithfully; and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to preside over it; and other of the Levites, all that had skill with instruments of music.

Nehemiah 12:36
and his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them.

Psalms 46:1
For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.Alamoth is a musical term. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Ecclesiastes 2:8
I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men-musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Amos 6:5
Who are taking part according to the psaltery, Like David they invented for themselves instruments of music;
(See NIV)



Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments of the Hebrews

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Note (129 Occurrences)

Instrument (45 Occurrences)

Cymbal (1 Occurrence)

Psalms (44 Occurrences)

Viol (2 Occurrences)

Whistle (3 Occurrences)

Flute (16 Occurrences)

Flourish (26 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

Touch (82 Occurrences)

Discord (7 Occurrences)

Dulcimer (3 Occurrences)

Concert (1 Occurrence)

Alamoth (4 Occurrences)

Sing (147 Occurrences)

Stop (108 Occurrences)

Strain (5 Occurrences)

Song (207 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Musician (112 Occurrences)

Music (143 Occurrences)

Variation (1 Occurrence)

King (25505 Occurrences)

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

Numerous (88 Occurrences)

Nethan'el (14 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

Jeduthun (15 Occurrences)

Jabal (1 Occurrence)

Jubal (1 Occurrence)

Low (216 Occurrences)

Large (235 Occurrences)

Lay (524 Occurrences)

Gilalai (1 Occurrence)

Gittith (6 Occurrences)

Gil'alai (1 Occurrence)

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Wait (223 Occurrences)

Flat (33 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Figure (19 Occurrences)

Finger (35 Occurrences)


Follow (267 Occurrences)

Term (4 Occurrences)

Timbrel (7 Occurrences)

Tune (15 Occurrences)

Rise (417 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Exalt (56 Occurrences)

Ever-present (1 Occurrence)

Exercise (35 Occurrences)

Degrees (18 Occurrences)


Do (21637 Occurrences)

Dance (18 Occurrences)

Mahalath (6 Occurrences)

Muthlabben (2 Occurrences)

Muth-labben (1 Occurrence)

Mil'alai (1 Occurrence)

Melodious (1 Occurrence)

Mass (65 Occurrences)

Milalai (1 Occurrence)

Men-singers (1 Occurrence)

Ma'ai (1 Occurrence)

Maai (1 Occurrence)

Perform (155 Occurrences)

Pipe (13 Occurrences)

Piping (3 Occurrences)

Prick (2 Occurrences)

Procured (13 Occurrences)

Passage (20 Occurrences)

Procession (11 Occurrences)

Pin (10 Occurrences)

Period (43 Occurrences)

Psaltery (17 Occurrences)

Peg (8 Occurrences)

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