Noun(1) traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
Adjective(1) of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.(2) of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome(3) of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors(4) well-known and long-established in form or style(5) (physics(6) of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas(7) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture
(1) It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.(2) Diphtheria has probably existed since classical antiquity, but it was not identified as a specific disease until 1819.(3) The concert started in full-on classical style, before being broken up by a small foray into traditional Irish songs.(4) These are imaginary landscapes, but within the rich classical Western landscape tradition.(5) The play is a unique piece bringing together elements of Australian mythology and culture - a far cry from the traditional, classical European-based ballets.(6) Throughout classical literature, the virtues of peace were extolled, and the evils of war denounced.(7) I'd been traveling across Greece and Turkey with a small group of college students, studying Byzantine and classical art and architecture.(8) An inclination toward classical art and, most likely, the residual Protestantism of her Canadian-Scottish heritage were also evident.(9) Newton's Law of Gravitation was the beginning of classical field theory.(10) I improvise and sing within the classical tradition.(11) They fall squarely within the tradition of classical word problems and are designed for use in a traditional calculus course.(12) Like all his contemporaries, Hawking was brought up, as a scientist, on the classical ideas of Newton and on relativity theory and quantum physics in their original forms.(13) In An Allegory, for example, the composition invokes the sublime order of classical art.(14) His classicism is evident not only in his frequent quotations from classical literature, but often in his style.(15) The monks also kept alive classical culture and introduced the techniques of efficient and profitable land management.(16) His work - in the traditional, classical style of the sonata form - is so in structure, but not overtly so in its music.