ethnomusicology

noun eth·no·mu·si·col·o·gy \ ˌeth-nō-ˌmyü-zi-ˈkä-lə-jē \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of ethnomusicology

1 : the study of music that is outside the European art tradition
2 : the study of music in a sociocultural context

ethnomusicological

play \ˌeth-nō-ˌmyü-zi-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

ethnomusicologist

play \ˌeth-nō-ˌmyü-zi-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

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1950

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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