country music


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. country fries,
  2. country gentleman,
  3. country house,
  4. country kitchen,
  5. country mile,
  6. country park,
  7. country risk,
  8. country rock,
  9. country seat,
  10. country singer

Origin of country music

First recorded in 1965–70

Also called country-and-western, coun·try-west·ern [kuhn-tree-wes-tern] /ˈkʌn triˈwɛs tərn/.

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British Dictionary definitions for country music

country music

noun

a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern USSometimes shortened to: country
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