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country and westernnoun [U]

/ˌkʌn.tri ən ˈwes.tən/  us   /ˌkʌn.tri ən ˈwes.tɚn/ (short forms country , country music , abbreviation C & W)
popularmusic that is ​based on a ​type of ​traditionalmusic from the ​western and ​southern US: the ​enduringappeal of ​country and ​western
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country and westernnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkʌn·tri ən ˈwes·tərn/ (short form country , abbreviation C&W)
a ​style of ​popularmusicbased on ​traditionalmusic of the western and ​southern US
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