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Music, 1) the art and science of harmonical sounds: “if m. and sweet poetry agree,” Pilgr. 103. Pilgr. 103 “skilled in m.” Gent. III, 2, 92. Merch. V, 83. Shr. I, 1, 36. I, 2, 134. II, 1, 56. III, 1, 7. III, 1, 7 Per. II, 5, 30 (fem.). IV Prol. 8 (trained in --'s letters; cf. Letter; M. Edd. in music, letters).
2) vocal or instrumental harmony: Ven. 432. Ven. 432 Sonn. 8, 1. 102, 11. 128, 1. 130, 10. Pilgr. 68. Phoen. 14. Tp. I, 2, 387. Tp. I, 2, 387 III, 2, 154. III, 3, 19. IV, 178. V, 52. Gent. II, 7, 28. III, 1, 179. IV, 2, 17. IV, 2, 17 IV, 2, 17 IV, 2, 17 IV, 2, 17 IV, 2, 17 IV, 2, 17 Meas. IV, 1, 14. LLL I, 1, 167. Mids. II, 1, 154. IV, 1, 29. IV, 1, 29 IV, 1, 29 IV, 1, 29 V, 40. Merch. III, 2, 43. V, 68. V, 68 V, 68 V, 68 V, 68 V, 68 Tw. III, 1, 1. R2 V, 5, 61. H5 V, 2, 263 etc. etc. “give us some m.” As II, 7, 173. Tw. II, 4, 1. Ant. II, 5, 1. Cymb. II, 3, 13. “m. from the spheres,” Tw. III, 1, 121; cf. Merch. V, 60. “broken m.” As I, 2, 150. H5 V, 2, 263. Troil. III, 1, 52 (cf. Break). “m. in parts,” Shr. III, 1, 60. Troil. III, 1, 19 (cf. Part). Metaphorically: “m. to hear,” Sonn. 8, 1 (i. e. thou whom to hear speak is as delightful as to hear music). “thou, my m.” 128, 1. “never words were m. to thine ear,” Err. II, 2, 116. “it is my father's m. to speak your deeds,” Wint. IV, 4, 529. H6B II, 1, 56. Rom. II, 5, 23. II, 6, 27. Tim. I, 2, 252. Hml. III, 4, 141. Adjectively: “sucked the honey of his m. vows,” Hml. III, 1, 164 (Qq musickt).
3) a band of musicians: “wild m. burthens every bough,” Sonn. 102, 11. “play, m., then,” LLL V, 2, 211. “bring your m. forth,” Merch. V, 53. “your m. of the house,” Merch. V, 53 Ado I, 2, 2. V, 3, 11. V, 4, 123. As V, 4, 184. H4B II, 4, 245. H8 IV, 1, 91. IV, 2, 94. Rom. IV, 4, 21. Ant. II, 5, 2. Cymb. II, 3, 12. Per. III, 2, 91. Plur. --s: “every night he comes with --s of all sorts,” All's III, 7, 40. “I have assailed her with --s,” Cymb. II, 3, 44 (M. Edd. m.).
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