country music

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of country music

: music derived from or imitating the folk style of the Southern U.S. or of the Western cowboy

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First Known Use of country music

1942


COUNTRY MUSIC Defined for English Language Learners

country music

noun

Definition of country music for English Language Learners

  • : a style of music that developed in the southern and western U.S. and that often contains lyrics relating to the lives of people who live in the country


COUNTRY MUSIC Defined for Kids

country music

noun

Definition of country music for Students

: a style of music that developed in the southern and western United States, that is similar to folk music, and that often has lyrics about people who live in the country

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