soul music

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of soul music

: music that originated in African American gospel singing, is closely related to rhythm and blues, and is characterized by intensity of feeling and earthiness

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First Known Use of soul music

1961

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Definition of soul music for English Language Learners

  • : a popular style of music expressing deep emotion that was created by African-Americans


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