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chamber music at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] classical music written for a small group of instruments//

chamber music at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Music composed for small instrumental ensembles and performed without a conductor. Traditionally intended for performance in a room or reception hall, often solely for the performers' own pleasure, chamber music is now often heard in concert halls. It began with the 16th-cent. instrumental consort, and long continued to be associated with aristocratic households. The duo sonata (usually for violin and continuo) and trio sonata appeared in early-17th-cent. Italy. The string quartet arose in the 1750s and remains the best-known chamber genre and ensemble. The serenade, nocturne, and divertimento were Classical genres for varying instrumental forces, often intended to accompany meals and other activities. Standard ensembles include the string trio (violin, viola, cello), string quintet (two violins, two violas, cello), and piano trio (piano, violin, cello). The chamber orchestra, usually with fewer than 25 musicians, is often used for 18th-cent. music and usually requires a conductor. See also sonata.

chamber music at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "chamber music":
Nachtmusik, absolute music, adaptation, air varie, aleatory,
aleatory music, arrangement, chamber orchestra, composition,
descant, electronic music, etude, exercise, harmonization,
incidental music, instrumental music, invention, nocturne, opus,
orchestration, piece, production, program music, ricercar, score,
sonata, sonatina, string orchestra, string quartet, study,
theme and variations, trio, variation, work

chamber music at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] classical music written for a small group of instruments

Chamber music at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

2. pl. Apartments in a lodging house. ``A bachelor's life in
chambers.'' --Thackeray.

3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative
body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate

4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or
association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of

5. A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as,
the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the
chamber of the eye.

6. pl. (Law.) A room or rooms where a lawyer transacts
business; a room or rooms where a judge transacts such
official business as may be done out of court.

7. A chamber pot. [Colloq.]

8. (Mil.)
(a) That part of the bore of a piece of ordnance which
holds the charge, esp. when of different diameter from
the rest of the bore; -- formerly, in guns, made
smaller than the bore, but now larger, esp. in
breech-loading guns.
(b) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to
contain the powder.
(c) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on
its breech, without any carriage, formerly used
chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.

{Air chamber}. See {Air chamber}, in the Vocabulary.

{Chamber of commerce}, a board or association to protect the
interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and
traders of a city.

{Chamber council}, a secret council. --Shak.

{Chamber} {counsel or counselor}, a counselor who gives his
opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does not
advocate causes in court.

{Chamber fellow}, a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.

{Chamber hangings}, tapestry or hangings for a chamber.

{Chamber lye}, urine. --Shak.

{Chamber music}, vocal or instrumental music adapted to
performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience
room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.

{Chamber practice} (Law.), the practice of counselors at law,
who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in

{To sit at chambers}, to do business in chambers, as a judge.

chamber music at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chamber music
n : serious music performed by a small group of musicians

chamber music at English (WD) Of Explained:



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