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301 Words To Describe Music

 , March 14, 2021
Music is pure expression with sound. This is considered a priceless element of the human experience that has the power to transport the imagination and move emotions. Music also represents a shared experience such that an entire audience may understand and feel a song in much the same way. Describing music is difficult as it has the ability to touch the depths of our intellect. As such, descriptions often feel cliche or otherwise inadequate. The following is an attempt at a vocabulary that may serve as a reference or starting point for describing music.
Abstract
Adventurous
Affective
Alienated
Alto
Ambient
Anomalous
Approach
Arrangement
Articulated
Artistry
Artless
Asymmetrical
Atmospheric
Atonal
Attraction
Aural
Authentic
Avant-garde
Awkward
Backbeat
Baritone
Bass
Bassline
Beat
Bland
Bleak
Blending
Boring
Borrowed
Boundary
Brassy
Brave
Breakdown
Breaks
Buildup
Cascade
Catchy
Chaotic
Characteristic
Characterless
Charm
Chords
Chorus
Chromatic
Clamorous
Clear
Cliche
Clinical
Coarse
Cohesive
Cold
Collected
Colorless
Commercial
Complex
Composition
Conventional
Corporate
Crunchy
Crushing
Danceable
Dark
Decay
Decorative
Deep
Delicious
Depth
Detailed
Distant
Distinct
Distortion
Divergent
Diverse
Dramatic
Dreamlike
Drift
Droning
Dull
Eccentric
Echo
Edgy
Electronic
Elegant
Elemental
Emotion
Envelope
Episodic
Epitome
Ethereal
Evocative
Experimental
Expression
Extrasensory
Fabric
Faint
Falsetto
Fantastical
Fascination
Feeling
Fierce
Fine
Fitful
Flat
Flow
Folksy
Form
Formula
Foundations
Frequencies
Fresh
Fun
Generic
Genre
Glitter
Grating
Hard
Harmony
Harsh
Heavy
Hooks
Iconic
Iconoclastic
Imagery
Imagination
Imitation
Impassive
Impressionistic
Improvised
In-tune
Indulgent
Insipid
Instrumental
Intelligent
Intense
Interlude
Interpretation
Intonation
Inventive
Irregular
Key
Landmark
Layered
Lifeless
Liquid
Looping
Lost
Luminous
Lyrics
Magical
Mastery
Maximalist
Meaningless
Mechanical
Mediocre
Melancholic
Mellow
Melodious
Melodramatic
Melody
Message
Metallic
Minimalist
Mix
Mode
Modern
Monotonous
Mood
Morose
Movement
Negative Space
Neutral
Noise
Nostalgia
Notes
Obvious
Oddity
Off-key
Offbeat
Operatic
Orchestral
Original
Ornamental
Ornate
Otherworldly
Overblown
Overture
Palette
Palpable
Parts
Passage
Pattern
Peak
Perception
Percussion
Phrasing
Piercing
Pitch
Plain
Plastic
Polished
Polyphonic
Pompous
Possibilities
Predictable
Pretentious
Production
Programming
Progression
Psychedelic
Random
Range
Raw
Real
Refined
Refrain
Relentless
Remote
Repetition
Retrograde
Reverb
Rhyme
Rhythm
Rich
Rigid
Risk
Roll
Romanticism
Sad
Sampling
Savage
Scheme
Sections
Sharp
Shrill
Signature
Significant
Silence
Simple
Smooth
Solo
Sonic
Soprano
Sound
Soundscape
Space
Spacey
Spontaneous
Stagnant
Stagy
Stale
Static
Stock
Structure
Style
Subculture
Substantial
Subtle
Surge
Sustain
Symmetrical
Symphonic
Synthesized
Talent
Tame
Tangible
Technical
Tedious
Temperament
Tempo
Tenor
Texture
Theatrical
Theme
Thick
Thin
Tidy
Timbre
Tiresome
Tone
Tradition
Tranquil
Transition
Treble
Turbulent
Unaffected
Uncommon
Underground
Uninspired
Unoffending
Unoriginal
Unorthodox
Unpredictable
Unreal
Unwieldy
Upbeat
Urban
Vivid
Vocals
Warm
Weird

Notes

An envelope describes how a sound unfolds in phases known as attack, decay, sustain and release.

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