Definition of "zouk" []

  • A popular dance music of the French West Indies, combining African drumming styles with influences from American and Caribbean popular music. (noun)
  • A style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology (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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "zouk" in a sentence
  • "I tried to start that contest here last night but we had one guy 37th make that post 12 hours before her actual selection; another, zouk aka moonbat posted that sentiment w/i"
  • "Led by Kenyan native Victor Sila, a frontman who has been called a "Kenyan funk master" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "Africa's James Brown" (Oakland Post), Sila & the Afrofunk Experience draw inspiration from Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti while distinguishing themselves by incorporating African genres such as zouk and soukous, as well as the music of Western artists including Sly Stone and Funkadelic."
  • "With indigenous, French-influenced zouk music and watercolors animated to reflect the people and landscape, Dubois captures us fully, even inventing a clever collection of tourism images for the closing credits."