The noun Music: countable or uncountable?

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We refer to uncountable nouns as those nouns that cannot be counted, the number of pieces cannot be determined. There is no plural form of an uncountable noun.

The noun MUSIC is UNCOUNTABLE.

Read a special article on the difference between countable and uncountable nouns.

Meaning of the word Music

Sounds that are arranged in a way that is pleasant or exciting to listen to. People sing music or play it on instruments.

The noun Music in dictionaries

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How to count Music?

Sometimes we really want two count uncountable nouns. You can add something countable before each uncountable one and this “trick” will solve it.

  • A piece of music.

Some and Any in the case of the noun Music

You can use some and any with plural countable nouns and with uncountable nouns.

We can use uncountable music in sentences:

  • We listened to some music
  • I don’t think I’ve ever heard any music by Chopin.

Little, Few, Many and Much in the case of the noun Music

We use many and few with plural countable nouns and we use much and little with uncountable nouns.

We can use little and much with the noun music. And we cannot use many and few.

We can use uncountable music in sentences:

  • I had lots of film friends so I started making these little music
  • We started making little music films together.
  • People with little music
  • Why is there so much music?

Other examples of sentences with the word Music

  • Music by Lady Gaga is in that movie.
  • Listening to music is one of his greatest joys.
  • An iPod can hold a lot of music.
  • It was a charming piece of music.
  • The Beatles music was very popular.
  • Do you mind if I put some music on?
  • She could hear music playing somewhere.

 

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