bluegrass

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noun blue·grass \-ˌgras\

Definition of bluegrass

  1. 1 :  any of several grasses (genus Poa) of which some have bluish-green culms; especially :  kentucky bluegrass

  2. 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

1751

First Known Use of bluegrass

1751


BLUEGRASS Defined for English Language Learners

bluegrass

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noun blue·grass \-ˌgras\

Definition of bluegrass for English Language Learners

  • : a type of traditional American music that is played on stringed instruments (such as banjos and fiddles)


BLUEGRASS Defined for Kids

bluegrass

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noun blue·grass \ˈblü-ˌgras\

Definition of bluegrass for Students

  1. 1 :  a grass with bluish green stems

  2. 2 :  a type of traditional American music that is played on stringed instruments


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