set to music

Definition (verb): write (music) for (a text) »

transcribe

Definition (verb): write out from speech, notes, etc. Example: Transcribe the oral history of this tribe Definition (verb): rewrite in a different script Example: The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated Definition (verb): rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended Definition (verb): make a phonetic transcription of Example: The anthropolo... »

sight-read

Definition (verb): perform music from a score without having seen the score before Example: He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread »

sightread

Definition (verb): perform music from a score without having seen the score before Example: He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread »

busk

Definition (verb): play music in a public place and solicit money for it Example: three young men were busking in the plaza »

set down

Definition (verb): put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. Definition (verb): reach or come to rest Example: The bird landed on the highest branch Definition (verb): reach or come to rest Example: The plane landed in Istanbul Definition (verb): put or settle into a position Example: The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley Definition (verb): cause to sit or seat or be i... »

notate

Definition (verb): put into notation, as of music or choreography Example: Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized »

cantillate

Definition (verb): recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm Example: The rabbi chanted a prayer »

reprise

Definition (verb): repeat an earlier theme of a composition »

tweedle

Definition (verb): sing in modulation Definition (verb): play negligently on a musical instrument Definition (verb): entice through the use of music »