Simple Definition of bluegrass
: a type of traditional American music that is played on stringed instruments (such as banjos and fiddles)
Full Definition of bluegrass
1 : any of several grasses (genus Poa) of which some have bluish-green culms; especially : kentucky bluegrass
2 [from the Blue Grass Boys, performing group, from Bluegrass state, nickname of Kentucky] : country music played on unamplified stringed instruments (as banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin) and characterized by free improvisation and close usually high-pitched harmony
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Rhymes with bluegrass
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BLUEGRASS Defined for Kids
Definition of bluegrass for Students
1 : a grass with bluish green stems
2 : a type of traditional American music that is played on stringed instruments
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "bluegrass"
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