Definition of zouk in English:


Syllabification: zouk
Pronunciation: /zo͞ok


  • An exuberant style of popular music combining Caribbean and Western elements and having a fast heavy beat.
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    • 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.


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

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