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ethnomusicology

[eth-noh-myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of folk and primitive music and of their relationship to the peoples and cultures to which they belong.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; ethno- + musicology
Related forms
ethnomusicological
[eth-noh-myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
ethnomusicologically, adverb
ethnomusicologist, noun
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ethnomusicology

/ˌɛθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the music of different cultures
Derived Forms
ethnomusicologist, noun
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