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Words Related to Music - Musical Genres

Here you will learn some English words related to musical genres such as "reggae", "jazz", and "folk music".

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Words Related to Music
classical music
[noun]
music that originated in Europe, has everlasting value, long-established rules, and elaborated forms
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avant-garde music
[noun]
music that rejects the conventional forms and introduces new and progressive themes
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experimental music
[noun]
a genre of music that pushes the boundaries of traditional musical conventions, often exploring unconventional sounds, structures, techniques, or ideas
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popular music
[noun]
a genre of music that is widely appealing to the general public and is commercially successful
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folk music
[noun]
traditional music that is specific to a region or community or modern music imitating that style
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electronic music
[noun]
a genre of music that relies heavily on electronic instruments, technology, and production techniques to create its sound
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fusion music
[noun]
music that combines the elements and styles of two different genres and forms something new
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religious music
[noun]
music that is created and performed in association with religious beliefs, practices, or rituals
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country music
[noun]
a type of music that is originally from the southern parts of the United States
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reggae
[noun]
a Caribbean music genre that has a unique beat, with guitar chords played on the offbeat and often includes songs with social messages
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Latin
[noun]
a genre of music that originated in Latin America
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pop music
[noun]
popular music, especially with young people, consisting a strong rhythm and simple tunes
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jazz
[noun]
a music genre that emphasizes improvisation, complex rhythms, and extended chords, originated in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
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hip-hop
[noun]
popular music featuring rap that is set to electronic music, first developed among black and Hispanic communities in the US
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progressive music
[noun]
a genre of music that blends various styles and structures in an unconventional and innovative way, often characterized by lengthy and complex compositions and instrumental passages
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bhangra
[noun]
‌a type of dance music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western reggae and jungle
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klezmer
[noun]
the traditional and instrumental music that is specific to Ashkenazi Jews in Central and Eastern Europe
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rocksteady
[noun]
a genre of music that originated in Jamaica in the 1960s, known for its laid-back, mid-tempo rhythms, soulful vocals, and close harmonies
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gospel music
[noun]
a religious style of singing with soul and R&B elements that was first developed by the African American community of Southern Baptist and Pentecostal Churches
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reggae
[noun]
a Caribbean music genre that has a unique beat, with guitar chords played on the offbeat and often includes songs with social messages
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ska
[noun]
a fast-paced Jamaican music with a strong offbeat that was developed in 1960s which inspired reggae
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Mento
[noun]
a traditional Jamaican music genre that combines African and Caribbean influences, often featuring lively rhythms and upbeat melodies
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calypso
[noun]
a type of Caribbean music marked with syncopated African rhythm and improvised words that satirize a current event or local figures, originally from Trinidad and Tobago
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spirituals
[noun]
a genre of African-American religious folk songs that originated during the period of slavery in the United States
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easy listening
[noun]
a genre of music characterized by mellow, soothing sounds and simple, memorable melodies that are easy to listen to and evoke feelings of relaxation and comfort
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rock and roll
[phrase]
a type of popular music originating in the 1950s with electronically amplified instruments, a strong beat, and simple tunes
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Christian music
[noun]
a genre of music that features lyrics that are focused on faith in Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Bible, and Christian themes, often performed in a variety of styles
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psychedelic music
[noun]
music that emerged during the 1960s which is inspired by the culture formed around the use of psychedelic drugs in that era
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