rhythm and blues

Definitions of rhythm and blues
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n 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
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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