musicology

[myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.

Origin:
1905–10; music + -o- + -logy

musicological [myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
musicologically, adverb
musicologist, noun
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musicology (ˌmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the scholarly study of music
 
musicological
 
adj
 
musico'logically
 
adv
 
musi'cologist
 
n

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He holds undergraduate degrees in history and music and graduate degrees in musicology and library science.
Systematic musicology and the history and future of western musical scholarship.
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