Definition of bluegrass in English:

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bluegrass

Pronunciation: /ˈbluːɡrɑːs/

noun

[mass noun]
1 (also Kentucky bluegrass) A bluish-green grass which was introduced into North America from northern Europe, widely grown (especially in Kentucky and Virginia) for fodder.
Example sentences
  • In this region, cool-season grasses such as fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type perennial ryegrass thrive.
  • Lawns composed of cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue are best aerified in the fall, when there is less heat stress and danger of invasion by weedy annuals.
  • Most lawns contain a mixture of Kentucky bluegrass and rye grasses from Europe, which are not really suited to the climate here.
2A kind of country music characterized by virtuoso playing of banjos and guitars and high-pitched, close-harmony vocals.
Example sentences
  • He moved to Memphis, birthplace of rockabilly, an earthy blend of country music, bluegrass, blues, gospel and swing jazz, hoping to break into the local music scene.
  • Traditional music and country music, especially bluegrass, were his special loves
  • And, if you're interested in a musical tie-in with this crowd, check out the reggae, bluegrass, and folk music scenes.

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