barbershop quartet


: a group of four male singers who sing in an old-fashioned style without instruments

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Recent Examples on the Web My dad was in a barbershop quartet and always sang. Marcus Crowder, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 In the nineties, four Republicans, including the senators Trent Lott and John Ashcroft, formed a barbershop quartet: the Singing Senators. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 There were Mickey balloons, Mickey pretzels and an appearance from a barbershop quartet resembling the park's Dapper Dans. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2023 Guests were treated to Disney delights, including Mickey Mouse balloons and pretzels, and an appearance from a barbershop quartet resembling the theme park's Dapper Dans. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Plus a barbershop quartet and helicopter rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Beach parking lot. Lauren Daley,, 14 Sep. 2023 Michelle’s sister sang with her barbershop quartet. Ellen Barry Hilary Swift, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 The term keynote began with the practice of playing a note before a group, such as a barbershop quartet, started singing a cappella. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 This Valentine’s Day, Sticha, 80, of Columbia, helped spread the love once again by performing with his barbershop quartet delivering Singing Valentines to various businesses, homes, restaurants, schools and workplaces in Howard County. Allana Haynes, Baltimore Sun, 15 Feb. 2023

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“Barbershop quartet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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