world beat

noun

: world music
usually hyphenated when used attributively

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of world beat was in 1984

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“World beat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/world%20beat. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

world beat

noun

world-beat adjective

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