Learner's definition of MUSIC
1 : sounds that are sung by voices or played on musical instruments
— often used before another noun
listening to live/recorded music
This is one of my favorite pieces of music.
performing music in front of an audience
dancing to the music of a big band
They are writing/composing music for a new album.
a song with music by George Gershwin and words/lyrics by Ira Gershwin
They like to make music [=play or sing music] with friends.
The play/poem was set to music. [=music was written to go with the words of the play/poem]
background music [=music played while something else is happening]
2 : written or printed symbols showing how music should be played or sung 3 : the art or skill of creating or performing music