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R & B Syllabification: R & B
(also R 'n' B)

Definition of R & B in English:


1 short for rhythm and blues.
2A kind of pop music of African-American origin with a soulful vocal style featuring improvisation.
Example sentences
  • This is not just urban, this is not just R & B, this is music for the soul.
  • Our sound is a crazy blend of hip hop, R & B and electronic sounds.
  • Chris has an eclectic taste in music and particularly enjoys rock, jazz, R & B and hip hop.

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