world music

noun

Definition of world music

  1. :  popular music originating from or influenced by non-Western musical traditions and often having a danceable rhythm —usually hyphenated when used attributively

First Known Use of world music

1982


WORLD MUSIC Defined for English Language Learners

world music

noun

Definition of world music for English Language Learners

  • : popular music that is based on musical traditions from different parts of the world and that often has a rhythm that you can dance to


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