clas´si|cal|ly

clas´si|cal|ly
clas|si|cal «KLAS uh kuhl», adjective.
1. of or having to do with the literature, art, and life of ancient Greece and Rome: »

classical studies. Classical languages include ancient Greek and the Latin of the ancient Romans.

2. excellent; first-class: »

a classical authority.

3. simple and fine in form: »

the classical architecture of colonial Virginia.

4. Music. a) of high quality and enjoyed especially by serious students of music: »

Symphonies and concertos are considered classical music even when they include jazz.

b) conforming to traditional standards; subordinating content to form. c) of or having to do with the era of musical classicism, variously dated but roughly between 1750 and 1820, exemplified by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, as contrasted with the preceding baroque and the subsequent romantic period.
5. based on the classics: »

“Ulysses” is perhaps the best of Tennyson's classical poems.

6. belonging to an earlier stage or period; being the original traditional form of something; orthodox and established: »

classical physics, classical hemophilia.

7. denoting or having to do with a course of study or a school in which the emphasis is on broadly cultural rather than technical education.
8. Ecclesiastical. of or belonging to a classis: »

the ordinances touching classical, provincial, and national synods (Macaulay).

clas´si|cal|ly, adverb.

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  • clas|si|cal — «KLAS uh kuhl», adjective. 1. of or having to do with the literature, art, and life of ancient Greece and Rome: »classical studies. Classical languages include ancient Greek and the Latin of the ancient Romans. 2. excellent; first class: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clas|si|cal|i|ty — «KLAS uh KAL uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. classical quality or style. 2. classical scholarship. 3. an instance or piece of classical learning, art, and the like …   Useful english dictionary

  • clas´si|cal|ist — clas|si|cal|ism «KLAS uh kuh LIHZ uhm», noun. = classicism. (Cf. ↑classicism) –clas´si|cal|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • clas|si|cal|ism — «KLAS uh kuh LIHZ uhm», noun. = classicism. (Cf. ↑classicism) –clas´si|cal|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • clas|si|cal|ness — «KLAS uh kuhl nihs», noun. = classicality. (Cf. ↑classicality) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • i|con´o|clas´ti|cal|ly — i|con|o|clas|tic «y KON uh KLAS tihk», adjective. of or having to do with iconoclasts or iconoclasm: »Even the most iconoclastic young scholar hesitates to say anything unfavorable about a large foundation (New Yorker). –i|con´o|clas´ti|cal|ly,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ne|o|clas|si|cal — «NEE oh KLAS uh kuhl, KLAHS », adjective. = neoclassic. (Cf. ↑neoclassic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • post|clas|si|cal — «pohst KLAS uh kuhl», adjective. existing or occurring after the classic or classical period, especially of Greek and Latin literature or art …   Useful english dictionary

  • pseu|do|clas|si|cal — «SOO doh KLAS uh kuhl», adjective. = pseudoclassic. (Cf. ↑pseudoclassic) …   Useful english dictionary

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