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klezmer

play
noun, klez·mer \ˈklez-mər\

Definition of klezmer

plural klezmorim play \(ˌ)klez-ˈmȯr-əm\

  1. 1 :  a Jewish instrumentalist especially of traditional eastern European music

  2. 2 :  the music played by klezmorim



Origin of klezmer

Yiddish, from Hebrew kĕlēy zemer musical instruments


First Known Use: 1908


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