Meaning of “rhythm and blues” in the English Dictionary

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"rhythm and blues" in British English

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rhythm and bluesnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌrɪð.əm ən ˈbluːz/ us /ˌrɪð.əm ən ˈbluːz/ also R & B

(Definition of “rhythm and blues” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rhythm and blues" in American English

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rhythm and bluesnoun [ U ]

us /ˈrɪð·əm ən ˈbluz/ abbreviation R&B

a type of popular music with a strong beat and jazz influence, developed by African-Americans in the 1940s and 1950s

(Definition of “rhythm and blues” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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