ethnomusicology

[ eth-noh-myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of folk and primitive music and of their relationship to the peoples and cultures to which they belong.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ethnological,
  2. ethnologically,
  3. ethnology,
  4. ethnomedicine,
  5. ethnomethodology,
  6. ethnonym,
  7. ethnonymics,
  8. ethnopharmacology,
  9. ethnos,
  10. ethnoscience

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

/ (ˌɛθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

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