ethnic music

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ethnic music (countable and uncountable, plural ethnic musics)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see ethnic,‎ music.
    • (Music in a style characteristic of foreign-born people.): As an American, I enjoy listening to American music like jazz and country, but I don't like ethnic music.
    • (Any kind of traditional or folk music.): Popular and classical music are so stuffy, I prefer listening to the rootsy sounds of ethnic music.
    • (Music in a distinct style associated with an ethnicity.): Hungarians produce a lot of good rock and hip hop music, but it's their ethnic music that I find especially interesting.
  2. (music, US) The classic body of recordings of Central and Eastern European immigrants to the United States from the early to mid-20th century, and music in that style.


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