Admiration A feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval. An object of wonder, marvel.

Aesthetic The branch of philosophy that provides a theory of the beautiful and of the fine arts.

Amazement A state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment.

Appreciation The act of estimating the qualities of people and things. B. A judgement of opinion. Gratefulness, gratitude. Awareness of delicate perception, especially of aesthetic qualities or values

Awe Amazement, curiosity, admiration. An emotion of mingled reverence, dread, and wonder inspired by something majestic of sublime. Respect tinged with fear, for authority. The power to inspire reverence or fear.

Awesome Inspiring awe. Expressing or characterized by awe.

Astonishment Great surprise or amazement. A cause of amazement; a marvel.

Celebrate To observe a day or event with ceremonies or days or respect, festivity, rejoicing and merrymaking.

Choir An organized company of singers often in a religious setting.

Choral or Chorale Of or pertaining to a chorus or choir or a harmonized hymn especially for an organ.

Chorus A composition in four or more parts written for a large number of singers. A song refrain in which the audience joins the soloist. A group of singers who perform choral compositions.

Composer A person who creates a literary or especially a musical piece.

Concert A musical performance in which a number of vocalists or players participate.

Conductor A person who leads, guides and directs. The person in charge of an orchestra, other musical group or even a railroad train, or bus.

Conducting The act of leading, guiding or directing a musical group or tour.

Connectedness The act or joining or being joined between two or more things. network, friendship.

Creative expression The ability or power to make something which is characterized by originality and imagination.

Delight Great pleasure, gratification and joy.

Description The act, process or technique of giving a verbal account or details of something.

Diversity A quality of differences or having a variety

Doubt To be undercertain or skeptical about; 2. To tend to disbelieve; distrust.

Encourage To inspire to continue on a chosen course; impart courage or confidence to; embolden; hearten. To give support to; foster.

Generation The average time interval between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.

Illustrated To clarify by use of examples, comparisons. To provide a publication with explanatory or decorative pictures, photographs, diagrams.

Imagination The ability to deal creatively with reality.

Insights The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation.

Inspiration Someone or something, like a work of art, that moves the intellect or emotions. Divine guidance or influence exerted directly upon the mind and soul of a person.

Instruments A device for producing music.

Legacy Money or property bequeathed to someone. Something handed down to a next generation.

Miracle A person, thing, or event that excites admiring awe.

Miraculous Of the nature of a miracle.

Opportunity A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances; suitable occasion or time. The right moment to take action toward a definite goal.

Orchestra A large group of musicians who play together on various musical instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments.

Reconstruction Musician – a term Aunt Susie coined to
describe taking people back to the way they were when they made their
grand entrance into this world–creative, musical and artistic beings.

Resource Something that can be turned to for support of help. Available supply or assets that can be drawn upon.

Rhythm Any kind of movement characterized by the regular recurrence of strong and weak elements. A regulated pattern formed by long or short notes.

Stimulates To rouse to activity or action.

Symbols Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention; especially, a material object used to represent something invisible. A printed or written sigh used to represent an operation element, quantity, quality or relation, as in mathematics or music.

Symbolizes Representing or identifying a person, place, thing, or idea, by way of something that resembles the object.

Symphony Either an usually long sonata for orchestra, consisting of four related movements or referring to a symphony orchestra itself.

Thought The act or process of thinking. A product of thinking; idea; notion.

Tone-deaf A mistaken belief! Used to describe a person who can not distinguish a distinct pitch, quality and duration of a sound and sing it back. With practice, experience, trial and error, everyone can learn to sing.

Universe Everything that exists, including but not limited to: space, time, and the unknown.(slang) Space outside of Earth.

Vastness Large open area, empty area; (slang) mass extent, endless possibilities.

Vibrations The act of moving back and forth rapidly and producing a sound, quiver or tremor. (Slang) A distinctive emotional reaction by a person to another person or thing capable of being instinctively sensed or experienced.

Wonder That which arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel To be filled with curiosity or doubt.

Wonderful Capable of exciting wonder astonishing Admirable, excellent.

Wonderland A marvelous imaginary realm. A marvelous real place or scene like this wonderful world we live in. Please take care of it.

I hope this glossary helps you understand my web site and inspires you to use the dictionary to learn new words – your whole life long! Your dictionary is a good friend!

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“There’s magic in names and here’s an abecedary of wonderful names of wonderful things—instruments for making music from all around the world. Who, reading these incantatory names and seeing the beautiful pictures, would not be drawn into the universally enriching world of music?” —J.W. McPherson, Headmaster, The American School in Switzerland