Definition of barbershop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbəʃɒp/


1chiefly North American A shop where a barber works.
Example sentences
  • Beauty salons and barbershops entice potential customers with colorful portraits of well-coifed heads that look more like art pieces than hairstyles.
  • Sell your music at flea markets, barbershops, beauty salons, birthday parties, car washes, and any place you think people will buy it.
  • These intervention programs make use of lay leadership in churches, schools, beauty salons, barbershops, tattoo and body piercing salons, and laundromats.
2 [mass noun, often as modifier] A popular style of close harmony singing, typically for four male voices: a barbershop quartet
From the custom in the 16th and 17th centuries of passing time in a barber's shop by harmonizing to a lute or guitar provided to entertain customers waiting their turn
More example sentences
  • Hip-hop's barbershop quartet, Jurassic Five, returns with Power in Numbers two years after their decent full-length debut, Quality Control.
  • For almost a century, ‘Down in Jungle Town’ has been a favorite with barbershop quartets because it permits close harmony at a rapid tempo.
  • His harmony parts for the ‘Gentlemen of the Ensemble’ frame the 1906 tune in perfect barbershop style.

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