con·​jun·​to kōn-ˈhün-tō How to pronounce conjunto (audio)
: 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 An evangelical conjunto played hymns. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2022 His recent album, Still Kicking!, offers traditional Tex-Mex conjunto. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 26 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


American Spanish literally, ensemble

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conjunto was in 1982

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“Conjunto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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