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HIP-HOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hip-hop mean? 

HIP-HOP (noun)
  The noun HIP-HOP has 2 senses:

1. an urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city
2. genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

  Familiarity information: HIP-HOP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HIP-HOP (noun)


Sense 1hip-hop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("hip-hop" is a kind of...):

youth culture (young adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural class or subculture)


Sense 2hip-hop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rap music; hip-hop; rap

Hypernyms ("hip-hop" is a kind of...):

African-American music; black music (music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses)

popular music; popular music genre (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))


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