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  1. country music

    • noun

      a form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is traditionally a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, guitar, steel guitar, drums, and keyboard.
    • noun

      a style of popular music originating in the US in the early 1960s, characterized by high harmony vocals and typically having lyrics relating to surfing.
    • noun

      another term for musique concrète
    • noun

      music performed using synthesizers and other electronic instruments.
    • noun

      instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part, the most important form being the string quartet which developed in the 18th century.
    • noun

      an opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias:
    • noun

      light classical music originally considered suitable for playing in a salon.
    • noun

      medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music, especially as revived and played on period instruments:
    • noun

      a combination of music and drama in modern form distinct from traditional opera, typically for a small group of performers.
    • noun

      music appealing to the popular taste, including rock and pop and also soul, country, reggae, rap, and dance music.
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