coun·​tri·​fied | \ ˈkən-tri-ˌfīd How to pronounce countrified (audio) \
variants: or less commonly countryfied

Definition of countrified

1 : rural, rustic
3 : 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 In 2013, Rucker added his own countrified spin on the collaborative song and taking it to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "The 13 Best 21st-Century Bob Dylan Covers, From Adele to Miley Cyrus," 7 Dec. 2020 He’s written his share of memorable melodies, and the loose, countrified ramble of his band’s records provides plenty to appreciate on a purely musical level. Mark Richardson, WSJ, "‘Purple Mountains’ Review: A Poet of Comic Desperation," 10 July 2019 Baseball caps and other unisex or men’s hats must be removed — a fact that does not seem to be known to many male bumpkins, citified or countrified. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Sick hostess needn’t have fulfilled duties," 3 Sep. 2019 Baseball caps and other unisex or men’s hats must be removed — a fact that does not seem to be known to many male bumpkins, citified or countrified. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: If I leave my hat on, am I a ‘country bumpkin’?," 3 Sep. 2019 Paired with a bevy of countrified beauties -- Bryan strutted on stage with his signature twang, to perform the tune. Denise Warner, Billboard, "Luke Bryan Tells Us About 'Knockin' Boots' at the 2019 CMT Music Awards," 5 June 2019 Christmas villages are getting a rustic, countrified makeover now that galvanized metal versions are popping up at retailers. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This Rustic Galvanized Christmas Village Is Going to Be the Year's Hottest Holiday Collectible," 5 Dec. 2018 Not to pooh-pooh the Doobs and their smooth, aged take on swampy, countrified soul, but this show belongs to Steely Dan., "University City Dining Days, Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing, Movie night at Penn Treaty Park, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 6-13," 5 July 2018 Cyrus starts singing the familiar lyrics in English, then everyone switches over to Spanish and things go back and forth like that in what is, it must be said, a quite rollicking and entertaining take on the original countrified tune). Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Cinco de (Oh) Mayo: Billy Ray Cyrus drops Spanish version of “Achy Breaky Heart”," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of countrified

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for countrified

country + -fied (as in glorified)

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“Countrified.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of countrified

: suited to the country instead of the city
: played or sung like country music

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