bluegrass

Blurgrass is a type of country music that's quick and lively. Bluegrass is played with banjos and guitars.

About a hundred years ago, William Smith Monroe was born near Rosine, Kentucky. His style of music, which we call bluegrass today, probably got its name from the name of his band, the Blue Grass Boys, which was in turn named after his home state of Kentucky, the Bluegrass State. Bluegrass is similar to other country music with the exception of tempo: it's much faster. This makes bluegrass popular as dance music: bluegrass makes you want to move your feet.

Definitions of bluegrass
  1. noun
    any of various grasses of the genus Poa
    synonyms: blue grass
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    types:
    June grass, Kentucky blue, Kentucky bluegrass, Kentucy blue grass, Poa pratensis
    valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures
    type of:
    grass
    narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  2. noun
    a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
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    C and W, country and western, country music
    a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
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