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- noun A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, typically marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.
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- noun A type of
African American religious musicbased on folk music melodieswith the addition of elements of negro spiritualand jazz.
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