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

Examples of conjunto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lineup, which runs from traditional conjunto to punk rock, will include Santiago Jimenez, Eva Ybarra, Fea, Piñata Protest, Eddie & the Valients and Mariachi Las Alteñas. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Oct. 2021 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,, 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,, 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, 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, 24 May 2018 All genres of accordion music are welcome, including conjunto, zydeco, Cajun, polka and more. Houston Chronicle, 14 Feb. 2018 Nine contests around the state feature polka, Cajun, zydeco and conjunto accordion music. Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle, 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, 15 Dec. 2017 See More

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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 23 May. 2022.

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