Americana

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See also: americana and americană

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

America +‎ -ana

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˌmɛɹɪˈkænə/, /əˌmɛɹɪˈkɑːnə/, /əˌmɛɹɪˈkeɪnə/
  • Hyphenation: A‧mer‧i‧ca‧na
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə

Noun[edit]

Americana pl (plural only)

  1. All things peculiar to the United States' culture and people, anything that is a symbol of American life.
    • 2017 January 12, Jesse Hassenger, “A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Recycling Americana through predigested pop culture makes Monster Trucks seem indebted to Amblin movies of the ’80s, by way of the boy-and-his-car riff on those same movies Michael Bay half-assedly performed in the first Transformers.
  2. (music) An amalgam of roots musics formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influential styles.

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Proper noun[edit]

Americana f

  1. Americana (municipality of the state of São Paulo, Brazil)