countrified

adjective

coun·​tri·​fied ˈkən-tri-ˌfīd How to pronounce countrified (audio)
variants or less commonly countryfied
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: played or sung in the manner of country music
countrified rock

Examples of countrified in a Sentence

a restaurant with a countrified atmosphere
Recent Examples on the Web The Spanish is paisa — countrified — while the English has the tough tone of someone who grew up off Vermont Avenue. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 The countrified look was a backlash to the urban styles inspired by Miami Vice and Memphis design in the previous decade. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 This is a whole, full-throated countrified musical based around the U.S.’s favorite heavily subsidized grain. Vulture, 4 Apr. 2023 Pittsburgh’s Hill District (the site of all but one of Wilson’s plays) with his countrified friend, Lymon (Ray Fisher) escaping the racist legal system of Mississippi. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 Meanwhile, the giant Texas nightspot’s attractions, including its famed mechanical bull, led to the 1980 film Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger and regarded by many as a countrified version of Travolta’s 1977 disco smash, Saturday Night Fever. Dallas News, 7 May 2022 This countrified print gives every gardener a reason to rise and shine for gardening as well as hard-core farm chores. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 11 May 2022 But there are also funky touches, an old-timey singalong that closes the album and a countrified duet with Megan Kelleher (lead singer for Divine Sweater, a New York quintet whose members are friends of the group). Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2023 Even Katy Perry donned a hat to round out her countrified look for her duet with Thomas Rhett. Vulture, 10 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

country + -fied (as in glorified)

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of countrified was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Countrified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countrified. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

countrified

adjective
coun·​tri·​fied
variants also countryfied
ˈkən-tri-ˌfīd
: looking or acting like a person from the country : rustic

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