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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of popular music influenced by swing and jazz, often played in cocktail lounges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A style of music popular in the 1950s and 1960s, intended to evoke in the listener the feeling of being in some other place (an island paradise, outer space, etc.).

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