musical etymology

English word musical comes from Malayalam mūsicālis

Detailed word origin of musical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mūsicālis Malayalam (mal)
musical English (eng) Gifted or skilled in music.. Of or relating to music.. Pertaining to a class of games in which players move while music plays, but have to take a fixed position when it stops; by extension, any situation where people repeatedly change positions.. Pleasing to the ear. A stage performance, show or film that involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting.

Words with the same origin as musical

Descendants of mūsicālis
musical theatre