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play music

This page is about the collocation play music

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make music with an instrument, or to broadcast recorded music

For example

  • If we take some instruments, we can play music while we're there.

  • What sort of music does that radio station play?

Note:
Related collocations include "play a piece", "play jazz", "play the piano", "play the guitar", etc.

Quick Quiz

At a concert, music is played by the people

a. in the audience

b. in the orchestra

c. organising the concert

Contributor: Matt Errey