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Music Dictionaries: General Dictionaries

Dictionaries of musical terms, biographical dictionaries, dictionaries of music by different country.

Other Online Dictionaries

Start with these...

English, German, French, and Italian...Five standard reference dictionaries.

Other General music Dictionaries to Consider

For more obscure topics and/or people some of these dictionaries pick up where the others fall short.

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction

Suzanne Lovejoy's picture
Suzanne Lovejoy
Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
Virtual office hours 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
(203) 432-0497