1. [syn: program music, programme music]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Programme \Pro"gramme\, n. [L. programma a public proclamation,
manifesto, Gr. pro`gramma, fr. progra`fein to write before or
in public; pro` before, forth + gra`fein to write; cf. F.
programme. See Graphic.]
That which is written or printed as a public notice or
advertisement; a scheme; a prospectus; especially, a brief
outline or explanation of the order to be pursued, or the
subjects embraced, in any public exercise, performance, or
entertainment; a preliminary sketch.
Programme music (Mus.), descriptive instrumental music
which requires an argument or programme to explain the
meaning of its several movements.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the
listener of events [syn: program music, programme