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zouk

Syllabification: zouk
Pronunciation: /zo͞ok
 
/

Definition of zouk in English:

noun

An exuberant style of popular music combining Caribbean and Western elements and having a fast heavy beat.
Example sentences
  • Over three days and nights, popular Creole musical forms such as cadence-lypso, compass, zouk, soukous, and bouyon ring out alongside Creole-influenced reggae and soca.
  • For openers, there was the French ensemble Les Alizes, playing zouk on steel.
  • Hints of zouk, samba and electroclash rear their groovy heads through a parade of infectious Afro-housers.

Origin

1970s: Guadeloupian Creole, literally 'to party'.

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