con·​jun·​to | \ kōn-ˈhün-tō How to pronounce conjunto (audio) \

Definition of conjunto

: a kind of Mexican-American music that has been influenced by the music of German immigrants to Texas and that features the accordion in addition to Mexican elements

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Recent Examples on the Web The legendary conjunto musician, who’s played and recorded with Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, the Rolling Stones, Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, jumped at it. Hector Saldana,, "Mavericks singer Raul Malo talks about band’s first Spanish-language album ‘En Español’," 19 Aug. 2020 The others are black-and-white photographs of Tejano superstar Selena, conjunto legend Flaco Jiménez and famed writer Sandra Cisneros. Deborah Martin,, "National Portrait Gallery acquires another image by San Antonio photographer Al Rendon," 28 Jan. 2020 Few bands convey the breadth of Texas music as wondrously as Los Texmaniacs, Max Baca’s ensemble that mixes conjunto with blues, country, R&B and rock. Houston Chronicle, "The Must List: Charley Crockett, Los Texmaniacs," 26 Dec. 2019 During the band’s recent performance along the Rio Grande, Maldonado shifted between country music and conjunto, squeezing in a little Enrique Iglesias. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "The Border Patrol tries to win over Hispanic communities — by singing love songs in Spanish," 24 May 2018 All genres of accordion music are welcome, including conjunto, zydeco, Cajun, polka and more. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Lunar New Year and weiner dog races," 14 Feb. 2018 Nine contests around the state feature polka, Cajun, zydeco and conjunto accordion music. Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle, "Local accordion playing youth square off in The Big Squeeze," 18 Feb. 2018 That’s when the karaoke guy sets up in the corner, with a P.A. loud enough to rattle your teeth with conjunto, ranchera and country pop. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "365 Days of Tacos: El Original Asadero," 15 Dec. 2017 They’re joined by the Grammy-award-winning conjunto band Los Texmaniacs, who have a similar mission with their music. Kyle Frischkorn, Smithsonian, "Step Right Up to the Big Top Circus Tent at the 50th Annual Folklife Festival," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of conjunto

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conjunto

American Spanish literally, ensemble

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“Conjunto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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