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Definition of "klezmer" []

  • A traditionally itinerant Jewish folk musician of eastern Europe performing in a small band, as at weddings. (noun)
  • The Jewish folk music played by small, traditionally itinerant bands. (noun)
  • A Jewish folk musician, usually a member of a small band (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The music performed by such a band (noun)

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Use "klezmer" in a sentence
  • "Their music ranges from the sweet and mournful to the highly expressive sounds of Eastern European klezmer, which is best described as jazz mixed with traditional Eastern European music."
  • "One of the most conspicuous examples of such transmission is klezmer, which is recognizable at least back to the nineteenth century and possibly a great deal farther."
  • "Feb. 27 by Abraham Inc., an all-star ensemble fusing funk, jazz, hip-hop and klezmer, which is led by virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer, trombonist Fred Wesley and "beat architect" Josh Dolgin, aka Socalled."
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