shout song


: a strongly rhythmic religious song of the African American folk tradition that is characterized by responsive singing or shouting between leader and congregation

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shout song was in 1925

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“Shout song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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