barbershop quartet

noun

Definition of barbershop quartet

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

Word by Word Definitions

barbershop play
  1. : a barber's place of business

  1. : of a style of unaccompanied group singing of popular songs usually marked by highly conventionalized close harmony

quartet play
  1. : a musical composition for four instruments or voices

  2. : a group or set of four


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