janissary music

noun, often capitalized J

Definition of janissary music

1a : 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

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“Janissary music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/janissary%20music. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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