(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.

- classic Chinese pottery

- classical Marxism

Similar word(s): classical, neoclassic, neoclassical, classic

2. of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

- a classical scholar

3. of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors

- classical Greek

Similar word(s): standard

4. well-known and long-established in form or style

- a classical ballet

- classic double-breasted suit

- the classic struggle between good and evil

Similar word(s): traditional, classic

5. (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics

Similar word(s): classic, classical

6. of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas

- classical music

Similar word(s): classic, classical

7. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture

- classical mythology

- the classical world

Similar word(s): classic, classical


1. traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

Definition categories: communication, genre