from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of cowardly fright; a panic.
- n. A state of severe depression.
- n. A cowardly, fearful person.
- transitive v. To shrink from in fright or dread.
- transitive v. To be afraid of.
- intransitive v. To shrink in fright.
- n. Music An earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul.
- n. Music A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
- n. Slang An unsophisticated quality or atmosphere of a region or locality: "The setting is country funk” ( Nina Martin).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. spark
- n. touchwood, punk, tinder
- n. mental depression
- n. A state of fear or panic, especially cowardly
- v. To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear
- n. Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odour.
- n. Music that combines traditional forms of black music (as blues, gospel, or soul) and is characterized by a strong backbeat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An offensive smell; a stench.
- n. One who funks; a shirk; a coward.
- n. a state of fear.
- n. a mildly depressed state of mind; -- often used in the phrase blue funk.
- n. an earthy, seemingly unsophisticated style of jazz music having elements of black American blues and gospel.
- transitive v. To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
- transitive v. To funk at; to flinch at; to shrink from (a thing or person).
- transitive v. To frighten; to cause to flinch.
- intransitive v. To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
- intransitive v. To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch.
- n. A shrinking back through fear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spark.
- n. Touchwood; punk.
- n. A strong and offensive smoky smell.
- To stifle with offensive smoke or vapor.
- To become afraid; shrink through fear; quail.
- n. Cowering fear; a shrinking panic or scare; a state of cowardly fright or terror.
- To kick behind, as a horse.
- To get angry; take offense.
- To kick; strike.
- n. A kick; a stroke.
- n. Ill humor; anger; huff.
- Cross; ill-tempered.
- To smoke offensively, as a fire or chimney, with puffs or gusts.
- To shrink from or dread; be afraid of; back out from.
- n. One who funks, shrinks from, or avoids, or who is in a state of funk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of nervous depression
- n. an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
- n. United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
- v. draw back, as with fear or pain
If you're keeping it traditional and not using Halloween as a three day extended party, you can get down on the actual holiday with the Latin funk of Pimps of Joytime and Nayas at Rock and Roll Hotel.
Q: Well, I definitely like raw funk from the '60s and the' 70s because music back then wasn't digital.
Apparently this blog funk is going around because for the first time ever I considered giving my blog a break.
But isn't that a device like any other that we use, something to set the mood, to warn the reader that Harry's getting in a funk, is probably going to get drunk, bed his latest love, and get called out on a case at 2 in the morning?
At the end of the day, the only way out of this funk is to force myself into the habit of concentrating on the jobs at hand.
The 70's style, easy-going samba funk is wonderfully uplifting, but is made much more contemporary by the skratches, gritty electric keys and basslines, and a sound that clearly understands the important developments between that era and this one.
Williams put Diamondbacks hitters in a funk from the start.
I think I recently emerged from a long term funk (perhaps dysthymia, or long term mild depression, but I'm not going fix on a diagnosis).
Spam music, grounded in Latin funk, mixes horns, improvisational electronic elements and turntables with hip-hop and dub, adding touches of Pythonesque humor.
He was equally interested in Latin funk, but lacking an experienced conga player, the band began focusing on afrobeat-Kuti's fusion of