Definition of ranchera in English:

ranchera

Line breaks: ranch|era
Pronunciation: /rɑːnˈtʃɛːrə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A type of Mexican country music typically played with guitars and horns.
More example sentences
  • Today, that station hasn't changed its format much, but ranchera is no longer the powerhouse.
  • The drawing for the house was held at City Hall, gaily dressed with yellow balloons and reverberating with ranchera music.
  • Arellano draws interesting parallels between Morrissey's music and Mexico's ranchera music tradition.
1.1 [count noun] A ranchera tune or song.
More example sentences
  • Although usually connected with mariachi, rancheras are performed by all regional Mexican music ensembles.
  • Los Lobos, since its inception, has defied categorization, with a repertoire of traditional rock, blues, Mexican rancheras and their own tunes, which bring together elements of all of the above.
  • Her music is a reflection of her multicultural childhood in Mexico and her studies in anthropology in Minnesota, with its combination of Mexican folklore, boleros, borderland rancheras, opera, and American jazz and blues.

Origin

1980s: from Spanish cancion rancheró 'farmers' song'.

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