List of positive music words
Even though “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” like Gerald Klickstein said, we can always try to do that.
That's why I compiled this clear and groovy list of positive words to describe music and sounds.
May these "music words" help you in your contemporary and major writing journey's!
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH A
Accompaniment music or musical part which partners or supports a group, instrument, voice or work of art; something that complements, embellishes or supplements something else.
Acoustic of or pertaining to sound, the sense of hearing or the science of sounds; designed to aid in hearing or carry or control sound; auditory; naturally produced by an instrument that does not use electricity; an agent or medicine to assist hearing; the way in which the structure of a room or building affects the qualities of spoken or musical sound.
Air of or pertaining to the transmission or broadcast of television or radio signal; to or to be broadcast on radio or television; a short melodious song or tune (especially in the tenor or soprano range); a music solo without or with accompaniment.
Airy lofty; aerial; spacious; delicate or light; merry; light-hearted.
Ambient encircling; surrounding; encompassing on all sides; atmospheric; creating or evoking and atmosphere; music intended to serve as an modest and/or relaxing complement to other activities; atmospheric music that is characterized by quiet instrumental melodies; an encompassing or enveloping atmosphere.
Anthem an uplifting or rousing song identified with a particular cause, group or body; a hymn or song of loyalty, devotion or praise.
Aria a song or air (especially musical piece written for a solo voice with instrumental accompaniment); a melody or tune.
Ariose characterized by melody (especially as distinguished from recitative or harmony); song-like; melodic.
Arioso a short melodic vocal solo or style used in oratorio or opera that is more melodic than recitative.
Assonance harmony or agreement of things; the resemblance or repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds (especially in poetry or literary).
Atmospheric intended to evoke or creating a distinctive emotional mood, tone or aesthetic quality; existing in the atmosphere.
Avant-garde radically original or new; daring; modern; any group of people who invent or promote new concepts or techniques (especially in the arts).
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH B
Background mood boosting or quiet music played as an accompaniment.
Banging great or surpassing in size; excellent; brilliant; exciting; highly attractive; powerful and energizing music.
Baroque fantastic, detailed and ornate in style; complex and beautiful: the style of architecture, art and music in the 17th century.
Bass having a low or deep tone n. an instrument that plays low spectrum sound tones; a deep sound or tone.
Beat make a rhythmic sound (especially by percussion); a blow or series of blows that produces sound or rhythm; a main rhythmic unit or accent in music or poetry.
Bell-like producing a clear musical sound that resembles the tone of a bell.
Bombastic superabundant; rich and showy; high-sounding; extremely good, delicious or pleasurable.
Booming lively; active; advancing; resounding; deep, resonant and loud (especially of a sound).
Boomy same as booming.
Bop to dance or move to the beat of music; move energetically; to playfully or gently hit someone or something
Breath the ability, act or process of breathing; the air that is inhaled and/or exhaled; spirit or vitality; life or life force (archaic); a small amount of something (for example wind); a hint, sign or suggestion; a slight or delicate movement of air.
Breathy causing or producing an audible sound of breathing (for example as a result of exercise).
Bright high and clear; full of hope and promise; uplifting; cheerful; happy.
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH C
Cadence balanced and rhythmic flow of language, voice or written text (especially in poetry, prose or verse); the regular and rhythmic rise and fall of the voice; harmony in motions.
Call to announce or say with clear and carrying voice; to give the signals or orders; a series of directions rhythmically called out to square dancers.
Canorous musical; richly melodious; resonant; tuneful.
Canticle a hymn, chant or song (especially derived from the Bible).
Cappella music or sung without instrumental accompaniment (especially in choral music).
Carol to sing in a joyful, cheerful and loud manner; to celebrate or praise in or as if in song; a song of joy or praise (especially for Christmas); a ballad of joy or religious song; an old round dance (usually accompanied by singing).
Catchy easily or instantly memorable (especially a melody, tune or voice).
Chamber being, performing or relating to chamber music (played usually by small group musicians with few musical instruments).
Chant intone or to sing to a chant; to celebrate or praise in song; say repeatedly with a melodic voice; a song; a melody; a short series of melodic words or syllables that are sung on or intoned to the same note.
Cheerful having life or vigor or spirit; uplifting; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated.
Chime to produce music or musical sound by striking bells; to welcome, call or send by chiming; to make known or signal by chiming; to be in harmony; a bell or set of bells tuned to a musical scale; the harmonious sound of musical instruments (especially bells).
Choral performed or written for performance by a chorus or choir; of or pertaining to a chorus or choir.
Chorale a harmonized hymn (especially one for organ); a choir or chorus.
Chorus sing in a choir or the chorus; a group of singers and/or dancers; a catchy part of song or hymn recurring more than one time in the song.
Classical of or relating to music in the educated European tradition, such as opera and symphony, as opposed to folk or popular music; of recognized excellence or authority; adhering to established standards and principles; of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier culture and its civilization.
Clear easy to perceive, understand, or interpret; bright; complete; full.
Consonant characterized by agreement or harmony; harmonious in tone or sound; being in accord.
Contemporary of the present age; modern; current; someone or something that is nearly the same age as another.
Becoming a great guitar player starts with setting aside 5 minutes a day. Will Ripley
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH D
Danceable having a rhythm, style and melody that people can dance to; able to be used for dancing.
Deep full in tone and low in pitch (of sound).
Descant to sing melodiously or play a descant; a counterpoint sung or ornamental melody added above basic melody or theme; a double song; the highest part sung or the upper voice in part music.
Ditty to sing or warble a little tune; a short and simple tune, song or verse.
Dramatic theatrical; striking or sensational in effect or appearance.
Dulcet pleasing or sweet to the ear or taste; melodious; harmonious; very pleasant in a gentle way; agreeable.
Dynamic active; changing; energetic; powerful.
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH E
Eclectic one who selects seemingly best of various ideas or styles.
Electronic of or relating to music made or altered by electronic means or instruments.
Energetic displaying or having great energy, activity or vitality; lively.
Entertaining amusing; pleasing.
Euphonic pleasing or easy in sound or to the ear; harmonious.
Euphonious pleasing, sweet or agreeable in sound; pleasant and agreeable to the ear.
Evensong a song or hymn sung in the evening (especially in the Anglican or Episcopal Church).
Evergreen something that remains seemingly always fresh, interesting or popular.
Experimental founded or based on experiment, experience, untested ideas or techniques; empirical; radically innovative and new (especially art or artistic technique).
Explosive a dramatic and sudden start, increase or growth.
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH F
Facile acting, working, done or performed with ease and fluency; expressing yourself clearly, effectively and readily; quick; ready.
Fast capable of moving or acting quickly or at high speed; swift; acquired or accomplished with little effort and in relatively little time; involving or engaging in activities characterized by excitement.
Flawless perfect; free from defects and flaws.
Fluid smoothly graceful, elegant or flowing; able or likely to change.
Forte played loudly, strongly or powerfully.
Fresh new; clear and bright; clean; fruitful; first-rate; refreshing; youthful.
Fugue a contrapuntal musical composition in which a short melody is played in number of voices, each voice introduced in turn by playing the melody; anything that resembles a fugue in structure (especially in arts).
Full totally accepted, empowered or qualified; being at the peak of maturity or development; rich and full of emotion; complete in every way; of maximum degree or highest degree or quality; total; entire; having depth and body.
Full-toned having a resonant and strong tone.
Funky having a strong and uplifting dance rhythm; cool, stylish and modern in a striking or unconventional way.
Fusion a style of music that combines or blends different music genres (especially jazz and rock).
MUSIC WORDS THAT START WITH G
Golden marked by wealth, prosperity, richness, splendor, creativity or peace; radiant; shining; very favorable or advantageous; very prosperous and happy (especially of a period).
Grand-sounding impressive, majestic and/or epic.
Groovy wonderful; marvelous; very pleasing; cool; neat; interesting; very chic; very good.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent ― Victor Hugo TWEET THIS
Happy joyful; cheerful; felicitous.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley TWEET THIS
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