Definition of Cantopop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkantəʊpɒp/


[mass noun] SE Asian
A type of popular music combining Cantonese lyrics and Western disco music: three live bands play jazz, pop and Cantopop [as modifier]: Cantopop stars
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  • And in July, Cantopop star Jacky Cheung started hosting a new Disney television programme, Magical World of Disneyland.
  • The No 2 station, RTHK 2, also plays Cantopop.
  • Unfortunately Cantopop tunes do not appear to be included in the syllabus nor are stage antics such as playing the guitar behind the head, setting fire to guitars and smashing up amplifiers and drums.


1990s: blend of Cantonese and pop2.

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Line breaks: Canto|pop

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