Definition of hip-hop in English:


Syllabification: hip-hop


  • A style of popular music of US black and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing.
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    • We have got loads more Harmonic 33 hip-hop instrumentals planned for this year also.
    • Thirty years ago he fused the sound of punk with dub reggae and early hip-hop acts and created something new.
    • Nu Flow is definitely best described as the his and hers of hip-hop albums.


1980s: reduplication probably based on hip3.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody