Definition of rootsy in English:


Syllabification: root·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈro͞otsē, ˈro͝ot-


  • (Of music) uncommercialized and full-blooded, especially showing traditional or ethnic origins.
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    • True, I generally don't spend much time in that region of the musical landscape where rootsy earthiness crosses into rock dynamics and posturing.
    • His songs were almost exclusively from his latest album, a collection of pleasant, rootsy pop tunes.
    • How many times can you say ‘good mid-tempo rootsy rocker’ or ‘folk-inflected acoustic ballad’ before you cough up a lung into your coffee cup, anyway?

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