country music

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country music

n.
Popular music based on the folk style of the southern rural United States or on the music of cowboys in the American West. Also called country and western.

country music

n
(Music, other) a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern US. Sometimes shortened to: country

coun′try mu′sic


n.
music with roots in the folk music of the Southeast and the cowboy music of the West.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United Statescountry music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
bluegrass - a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
hillbilly music - country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
zydeco - music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues