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gospel singing

Definitions of gospel singing
  1. noun
    folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
    synonyms: gospel
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    types:
    doo-wop
    a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup
    soul
    a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
    type of:
    ethnic music, folk, folk music
    the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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