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rap music

noun
1.
a style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly intoned by a vocalist or vocalists.
Also called rap.
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Examples from the web for rap music
  • Another had personalized his account so that clips from rap music would play every time he sent me a new message.
  • For many, the only poems that matter are advertising jingles, pop-music lyrics or rap music.
  • That's because the company spends all its money on the rap music.
  • Philips has spent years digging into the rap music business and had won a reputation as a dogged streetwise reporter.
  • My question is what influence do you feel your music and rap music has on kids.
  • Ordinary conversational speech has its own distinct rhythms, as do formal speeches or sports broadcasts or rap music.
  • The variety tradition extends into the world of rap music.
Slang definitions & phrases for rap music

rap song

noun phrase

A song that is rapidly spoken rather than actually sung, usually with an electronic rhythm accompaniment (1970s+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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