rhythm and blues

Definitions of rhythm and blues
  1. noun
    a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
    synonyms: R and B
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    type of:
    African-American music, black music
    music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
    popular music, popular music genre
    any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
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