Definition of rootsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈro͞otsē/
Pronunciation: /ˈro͝otsē/


(Of music) uncommercialized and full-blooded, especially showing traditional or ethnic origins.
Example sentences
  • True, I generally don't spend much time in that region of the musical landscape where rootsy earthiness crosses into rock dynamics and posturing.
  • His songs were almost exclusively from his latest album, a collection of pleasant, rootsy pop tunes.
  • How many times can you say ‘good mid-tempo rootsy rocker’ or ‘folk-inflected acoustic ballad’ before you cough up a lung into your coffee cup, anyway?

Words that rhyme with rootsy


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Syllabification: root·sy

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