Definition of straight-ahead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstrādəˈhed/


(Especially of popular music) straightforward, simple, or unadorned.
Example sentences
  • His mastery of straight-ahead jazz is on display here, in spite of the unconventional source material.
  • If the goal was to produce a simple, straight-ahead rocker, then the band have succeeded.
  • At five minutes long, the track is an oddity on an album of searing, straight-ahead punk rock that takes not one prisoner.

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Syllabification: straight-a·head

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