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ethnomusicology

[eth-noh-myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of folk and primitive music and of their relationship to the peoples and cultures to which they belong.
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Origin of ethnomusicology

First recorded in 1945–50; ethno- + musicology
Related formseth·no·mu·si·co·log·i·cal [eth-noh-myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveeth·no·mu·si·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbeth·no·mu·si·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ethnomusicology

ethnomusicology

noun
  1. the study of the music of different cultures
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Derived Formsethnomusicologist, noun
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