Definitions for ethnicityɛθˈnɪs ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eth•nic•i•tyɛθˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. ethnic traits, background, allegiance, or association.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology, Sociology

  2. an ethnic group:

    Representatives of several ethnicities were present.

    Category: Anthropology, Sociology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethnicity(noun)

    an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

    "ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations"


  1. ethnicity(Noun)

    The common characteristics of a group of people.

  2. ethnicity(Noun)

    An ethnic group.


  1. Ethnicity

    Ethnicity, is Yanni's 13th studio album, released in 2003, extending his "One World, One People" philosophy. It peaked at #27 on Billboard's "Top Internet Albums" chart and at #27 on the "Billboard 200" chart in 2003. It also peaked at #1 on the "Top New Age Albums" chart in 2004. This release sparked what would become the 4th largest concert tour of 2003, ranked by Billboard Magazine. One element distinguishing Ethnicity from previous albums is the extensive use of human voices, not only solo arias and group chants, but also bona fide lyrics, a rare departure for the artist. "The Promise," for example, is an adaptation of an earlier composition, "Secret Vows," featuring lyrics from longtime friend Pamela McNeill and sung by powerhouse vocalist Alfreda Gerald, a member of Yanni's Tribute tour. The album's final track reflects his own cultural heritage with a traditional Greek island folk song, "Jivaeri".

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