soukous

[soo-koos]

noun

a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists.

Nearby words

  1. sough,
  2. sought,
  3. sought after,
  4. sought-after,
  5. souk,
  6. soul,
  7. soul brother,
  8. soul cake,
  9. soul food,
  10. soul kiss

Origin of soukous

1980–85; said to be < Lingala < French secouer to shake

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British Dictionary definitions for soukous

soukous

noun

a style of African popular music that originated in Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), characterized by syncopated rhythms and intricate contrasting guitar melodies

Word Origin for soukous

C20: perhaps from French secouer to shake

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