honky-tonk
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1894 1. a usually tawdry nightclub or dance hall; especially one that features country music 2. a district marked by places of cheap entertainment 3. country music that has a heavy beat and lyrics dealing usually with vice or misfortune • honky-tonker noun II. adjective Date: circa 1920 1. of, used in, or being a form of ragtime piano playing performed typically on an upright piano 2. marked by or characteristic of honky-tonks

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  • Honky Tonk — steht für: eine rustikale Schankkneipe in den Vereinigten Staaten. eine nach diesen Etablissements benannte rauere Spielform der Country Musik, siehe Honky Tonk (Country Musik). ein Kneipenfestival mit Live Bands in zahlreichen Städten des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Honky Tonk — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Honky tonk (homonymie). Un honky tonk est un type de bar avec divertissement musical, commun dans le sud ouest des États Unis. Ils sont également appelés honkatonks, honkey tonks, tonks ou tunks. Par analogie, le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • honky-tonk — honky tonker, n. /hong kee tongk , hawng kee tawngk /, n. 1. a cheap, noisy, and garish nightclub or dance hall. adj. 2. Also, honky tonky /hong kee tong kee, hawng kee tawng /. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a honky tonk: a honky… …   Universalium

  • honky-tonk — a. Pertaining to or resembling a honky tonk. [PJC] 2. (Music) Pertaining to a style of ragtime piano music having a melody embellished with chords and syncopated rhythms, accompanied by a bass in strict two four or four four time. It is often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honky-tonk — honky tonk1 [ˈhɔŋki tɔŋk US ˈha:ŋki ta:ŋk, ˈho:ŋki to:ŋk] n AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from the sound of the music] a cheap bar where ↑country music is played honky tonk 2 honky tonk2 adj honky tonk music/piano a type of piano music… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • honky-tonk — n. 1. a cheap drinking and dancing establishment; a cheap and tawdry nightclub. Syn: barrelhouse. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A district in which honky tonks[1] are found. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honky-tonk — (izg. hȍnki tȍnk) m DEFINICIJA 1. neugledni barovi na jugu SAD a gdje se slušala »primitivna« crnačka glazba 2. glazb. tradicionalni country stil; od ranih 1950 ih karakterističan po jednostavnom (često socijalno obojenom) tekstu i… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • honky-tonk — ☆ honky tonk [hôŋ′kē tôŋk΄ ] n. [< ?] 1. [Old Slang] a cheap, disreputable, noisy cabaret or nightclub 2. Slang a bar, esp. one where country music is played adj. RICKY TICK; specif., designating such music played on a piano adjusted to give a …   English World dictionary

  • honky-tonk — cheap night club, by 1898, Southern U.S., of unknown origin. As a type of music played in that sort of low saloon, it is attested from 1921 …   Etymology dictionary

  • honky-tonk — ► NOUN informal 1) chiefly N. Amer. a cheap or disreputable bar or club. 2) ragtime piano music. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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