DIMENSIONS: DENOTATION / Quality
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Music: Quietly, easily, composedly. [Elson, Louis C. Professor of Theory of Music at the New England Conservatory of Music. Elson's Music Dictionary. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co. MCMV.]
Easy adj. 1. not difficult; requiring little effort or labor; a book that is easy to read; an easy victory. 2. free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care; an easy mind. 3. providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable: an easy life. 4. fond of or given to ease; easygoing: an easy disposition. 5. not harsh or strict; lenient. 6. not burdensome or oprressive: easy terms on a loan. 7. not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant: an easy prey. 8. free from formality, constraint, or embarassment: an easy manner. 9. effortlessly clear and fluent; an easy style of writing. 10. not tight or constricting: an easy fit. 11. not forced or hurrired; moderate: an easy pace. -adv. 12. Informal. in an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy: to take it easy. -n. 13. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E. [ME aisie, esy < OF aaisie, ptp. of aaisier to put (someone) at his ease (orig. adv. phrase a aise at EASE)] -Syn. 2. tranquil, untroubled, contented. 7. accommodating, aggreeable. -Ant. 1. difficult. 3. uncomfortable. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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