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barbershop

[bahr-ber-shop] /ˈbɑr bərˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
Also called, especially British, barber's shop. the place of business of a barber.
2.
the singing of four-part harmony in barbershop style or the music sung in this style.
adjective
3.
specializing in the unaccompanied part-singing of popular songs in which four voices move in close, highly chromatic harmony:
a barbershop quartet.
4.
characteristic of such part-singing.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; barber + shop
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British Dictionary definitions for barbershop

barbershop

/ˈbɑːbəˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
(mainly US) the premises of a barber
2.
(modifier) denoting or characterized by a type of close four-part harmony for male voices, popular in romantic and sentimental songs of the 1920s and 1930s: a barbershop quartet
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