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musicology

[myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee] /ˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; music + -o- + -logy
Related forms
musicological
[myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
musicologically, adverb
musicologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for musicologist

musicology

/ˌmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the scholarly study of music
Derived Forms
musicological (ˌmjuːzɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
musicologically, adverb
musicologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for musicologist

musicology

n.

"the study of the science of music," 1909, from music + -ology. Related: Musicological; musicologist.

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