Funky Funk"y (f[u^][ng]k"[y^]), n. having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling; in (Music), earthy and seemingly unsophisticated, having elements of black American blues and gospel. See 2nd {funk}, n. [PJC]

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  • funky — funky …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • funky — [ fɶnki ] n. m. et adj. inv. • 1970; mot angl. amér., arg. proprt « malodorant » ♦ Anglic. Musique d origine noire américaine qui tient du soul et du disco. Des funkys. Adj. inv. Qui pratique ou aime cette musique. Musiciens funky. ● funky… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • funky — FÁN KY/ s. n. stil de interpretare instrumentală a bluesului, cu expresivitate aspră, fără artificii, cu contratimpi accentuaţi, ca o reacţie la stilul cool. (< engl. funky/style/) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • funky — 1784, old, musty, in reference to cheeses, then repulsive, from FUNK (Cf. funk) (2) + Y (Cf. y) (2). It began to develop an approving sense in jazz slang c.1900, probably on the notion of earthy, strong, deeply felt. Funky also was used early 20c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Funky — Funk y (f[u^][ng]k [y^]), a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking; having great fear. [Colloq. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funky — ► ADJECTIVE (funkier, funkiest) informal 1) (of music) having a strong dance rhythm. 2) unconventionally modern and stylish. DERIVATIVES funkily adverb funkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • funky — [fuŋ′kē] adj. funkier, funkiest [orig. black slang, lit., smelly, hence musty, earthy < obs. funk, smell, smoke, prob. < Fr dial. funkier, to smoke < VL * fumicare, for L fumigare: see FUMIGATE] 1. Dial. smelly; musty ☆ 2. Jazz having an …   English World dictionary

  • funky — Ⅰ. funk·y1 (fŭng’kē) adj. funk·i·er, funk·i·est ▸ Frightened; panicky. ╂ [From FUNK(Cf. ↑funk)3.] Ⅱ. funk·y2 (fŭng’kē) adj. funk·i·er …   Word Histories

  • Funky — Para otros usos de este término, véase Funk (desambiguación). La palabra Funky se aplicó originalmente, en los años 1950, a un determinado tipo de jazz (Funky jazz). Por extensión, se aplica a toda música que contenga unas determinadas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • funky — AND phunky 1. mod. strange; far out. □ I like your funky hat. □ Is he funky? □ He’s such a funky guy. 2. mod. basic and simple; earthy. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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