- Also called, especially British, barber's shop. the place of business of a barber.
- the singing of four-part harmony in barbershop style or the music sung in this style.
- specializing in the unaccompanied part-singing of popular songs in which four voices move in close, highly chromatic harmony: a barbershop quartet.
- characteristic of such part-singing.
Origin of barbershop
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Examples from the Web for barbershop
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You don't waste time at a barbershop, even though the one in Toronto's Leaside is really efficient and friendly.Peter Worthington Cut His Own Hair
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And I picked up sarcasm by watching the older cats at the barbershop.Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next
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A colored man, called Banks, had a barbershop that stood up on blocks.Old Rail Fence Corners
He went out to get his cart, which he had left outside the barbershop.
He realized that getting bills changed at the barbershop was over.
At the close of this parade we dropped into a barbershop for a shave.
Quickly he led the way out of sight of the barbershop windows.The Electronic Mind Reader
- mainly US the premises of a barber
- (modifier) denoting or characterized by a type of close four-part harmony for male voices, popular in romantic and sentimental songs of the 1920s and 1930sa barbershop quartet
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