zouk

[ zook ]
/ zuk /

noun

a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.

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Origin of zouk

1985–90; apparently <Lesser Antillean Creole French; said to mean literally “place to dance, party”
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British Dictionary definitions for zouk

zouk
/ (zuːk) /

noun

a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology

Word Origin for zouk

C20: from West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time
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