janissary music

noun

often capitalized J
1
a
: music of military bands formed on the Turkish model and featuring shrill fifes and loud oboes and drums, cymbals, triangles, and Turkish crescents
b
: orchestral or other music imitating this music or its qualities

called also Turkish music

2

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“Janissary music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/janissary%20music. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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