Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Music Genres and Styles 2

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Here you will learn some English words related to music genres and styles, such as "psychedelia", "K-pop", and "jazz".
instrumental musicnoun

music that is intended to be performed by instruments, in which vocals are only used for producing background sound effects

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jazz
jazznoun

a genre of popular music, with strong rhythms and improvisation (originated in New Orleans and created by African American musicians at the beginning of the 20th century)

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jungle musicnoun

a genre of electronic dance music rooted in the UK in the 1990s that has a fast drum beat and elements of hardcore and reggae

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klezmernoun

the traditional and instrumental music that is specific to Ashkenazi Jews in Central and Eastern Europe

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K-popnoun

a type of popular music that is originally from South Korea, combining a variety of styles with visual elements

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math rocknoun

a subgenre of rock music marked with complicated musical and rhythmic patterns

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merengue musicnoun

a lively couple dance or its music that is originated in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, popular all over the Latin America

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mood musicnoun

music that is meant to create a relaxed or romantic ambiance

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MORnoun

music that is not exciting or original but is pleasant to the ears

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music
musicnoun

a series of sounds made by instruments or voices, arranged in a way that is pleasant or exciting to listen to

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Muzaknoun

(trademark) recorded background music that is played in public places through speakers

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pop music
pop musicnoun

popular music, especially with young people, consisting a strong rhythm and simple tunes

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progressive rocknoun

a subgenre of rock music of the late 1960s with sophisticated wordings and improvisations accompanied by unusual time signatures and instruments

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psychedelianoun

the music, art or culture that is common among those who use psychedelic drugs

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psychedelic musicnoun

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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punk rock
punk rocknoun

a loud and fast-paced genre of rock music popular in the 1970s and 80s with themes of aggression and alienation

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ragganoun

a type of dance music originally from the West Indies with elements of reggae and hip-hop

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rap
rapnoun

a genre of African-American music with a rhythmic speech

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reggaenoun

popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar

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rhythm and bluesnoun

often called R&B, a type of popular music that combines elements of blues and Jazz, which employs a simple chord structure and strong beat, developed by the African American community in the 1940s

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rock music
rock musicnoun

a genre of popular music, with a strong beat played on electric guitars and drums, evolved from rock and roll and pop music

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rockabillynoun

a type of popular music that combines elements of rock and roll and country, dating back to 1950s

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rock and roll
rock and rollnoun

a type of popular music originating in the 1950s with electronically amplified instruments, a strong beat, and simple tunes

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salsa music
salsa musicnoun

a Latin American dance music that is influenced by jazz, R&B and rock

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ska
skanoun

a fast-paced Jamaican music with a strong offbeat that was developed in 1960s which inspired reggae

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soca musicnoun

a Caribbean dance music that combines soul and calypso

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soul musicnoun

a type of music that is associated by gospel music with elements of R&B and an emphasis on vocals expressing intense emotions

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synth-popnoun

a subgenre of wave music developed in 1980s that employs a heavy use of synthesizers and electronic instruments

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techno
technonoun

a fast-paced style of electronic dance music with a few or no words

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thrash metal
thrash metalnoun

a harsh and loud subdivision of rock music with a fast tempo that combines elements of heavy metal and punk

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trance musicnoun

a type of electronic dance music with hypnotic rhythms and sounds

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Uk garagenoun

an electronic dance music that combines elements of house music with soul, first developed in the UK in early 1990s

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world musicnoun

popular music that is originated in or incorporates elements of non-Western traditional music

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