a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing.
an informal session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for their own enjoyment.
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How to use hootenanny in a sentence
The first four letters in hootenanny spell hoot -- and The Seeger Sessions was fun -- with a purpose.Springsteen, Seeger, and the Joy of Political Music | Howard Wolfson | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The hootenanny on political websites about the contest being up for grabs is shilling for advertising dollars.Newt Gingrich, Comic Diva: His New Reign of Terror | John Batchelor | January 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for hootenanny
an informal performance by folk singers
mainly US something the name of which is unspecified or forgotten
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