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country music

a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, generally simple in form and harmony, and typidied by romantic or melancholy ballads accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, banjo, violin, and harmonica.
Also called country-and-western, country-western
[kuhn-tree-wes-tern] /ˈkʌn triˈwɛs tərn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of country music
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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country music

a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern US Sometimes shortened to country
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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