Definition of zydeco in English:

zydeco

Line breaks: zy¦deco
Pronunciation: /ˈzʌɪdɪkəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A kind of black American dance music originally from southern Louisiana, typically featuring accordion and guitar.
    More 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?

Origin

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

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