plural noun
Amer·​i·​ca·​na | \ ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nə How to pronounce Americana (audio) , -ˌmər-, -ˌme-rə-, -ˈka-nə How to pronounce Americana (audio) \

Definition of Americana

1 : materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture broadly : things typical of America
2 : American culture
3 : a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country music

First Known Use of Americana

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of Americana

: things produced in the U.S. and thought to be typical of the U.S. or its culture

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