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"barbershop" in British English

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barbershopnoun

uk   /ˈbɑː.bə.ʃɒp/  us   /ˈbɑːr.bɚ.ʃɑːp/
  • barbershop noun (SINGING)

[U] a ​type of ​singing in which four, usually ​male, ​voices in ​closecombinationperformpopularromanticsongs, ​especially from the 1920s and 1930s: a barbershop quartet
(Definition of barbershop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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barbershopnoun [C]

(also barber shop)  us   /ˈbɑr·bərˌʃɑp/
a ​place where men and ​boys get ​theirhaircut
(Definition of barbershop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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