klezmer

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish כּלי־זמיר (klezmer), from Hebrew כְּלֵי זֶֽמֶר (k’lé zémer, musical instruments).

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klezmer (countable and uncountable, plural klezmers or klezmorim)

  1. (countable) A Jewish folk musician.
  2. (uncountable) A type of popular Jewish folk music especially associated with Ashkenazi cultures.