Definition of zydeco in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzīdəˌkō/


A kind of black American dance music originally from southern Louisiana, typically featuring accordion and guitar.
Example sentences
  • She'd grown up in Lafayette, Louisiana, to the sounds of country music and zydeco.
  • American roots music is a collective name for the various music genres such as country, blues, gospel, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, Tejano, and Native American.
  • Is it the sounds of jazz or funk or zydeco wafting out of neighborhood bars?


1960s: Louisiana Creole, possibly from a pronunciation of French les haricots in a dance-tune title.

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Syllabification: zy·de·co

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