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RAP MUSIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rap music mean? 

RAP MUSIC (noun)
  The noun RAP MUSIC has 1 sense:

1. 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: RAP MUSIC used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAP MUSIC (noun)


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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 ("rap music" 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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