Classy vs Classical - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between classy and classical

is that classy is elegant, highly stylish or fashionable while classical is of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

classy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Elegant, highly stylish or fashionable.
  • That's a very classy outfit.
  • Of a superior type; especially, exhibiting admirable personal qualities.
  • That was a classy response.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=David Ornstein , title=Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Manchester City put the Carlos Tevez saga behind them with a classy victory at Blackburn that keeps them level on points with leaders Manchester United.}}

    Synonyms

    * * cool * trendy

    Derived terms

    * classily * classiness

    classical

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Mr. Greaves may justly be reckoned a classical author on this subject.
  • Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.
  • *
  • Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
  • (music) Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • (informal, music) Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.
  • Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
  • * Macaulay
  • He [Atterbury] directed the classical studies of the undergraduates of his college.
  • Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.
  • * Macaulay
  • Classical , provincial, and national synods.
  • (physics) Pertaining to models of physical laws that do not take quantum or relativistic effects into account; Newtonian or Maxwellian.
  • Synonyms

    * classic

    Derived terms

    * Classical Greece * Classical Greek * classical history * Classical Latin * classical music