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world music Syllabification: world mu·sic
Pronunciation: /wərld ˈmyo͞ozik/

Definition of world music in English:


1Traditional music from the developing world.
Example sentences
  • I love pop music, I love world music, I love opera, so I want to do many things, and I don't hesitate to do them.
  • Say what you will about sitar music or world music in general, but without a doubt, Ravi Shankar is a superstar in his own right.
  • All of these ingredients - traditional songs, world music - in Italy encountered a series of blocks.
1.1Western popular music incorporating elements of traditional music from the developing world.
Example sentences
  • He heads the world music department at Rotterdam Music Conservatory, the Netherlands.
  • Combining the centuries-old traditional music he grew up with in Senegal with Western pop sounds, Maal is a world music superstar.
  • Check out the world music section in a record store here, for instance, and you will find albums by pop groups from Taiwan.
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