ethnomusicology [eth-noh-myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee] Word Origin See more synonyms for ethnomusicology on noun

  1. the study of folk and primitive music and of their relationship to the peoples and cultures to which they belong.

Origin of ethnomusicology First recorded in 1945–50; ethno- + musicology Related formseth·no·mu·si·co·log·i·cal [eth-noh-myoo-zi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveeth·no·mu·si·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbeth·no·mu·si·col·o·gist, noun Related Words for ethnomusicology folk, balladry, ethnomusicology British Dictionary definitions for ethnomusicology ethnomusicology noun

  1. the study of the music of different cultures

Derived Formsethnomusicologist, noun

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