What does Americana mean?

Definitions for Americana
əˌmɛr ɪˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ nəAmer·i·cana

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  1. Americananoun

    any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America


  1. Americananoun

    All things peculiar to the United States' culture and people, anything that is a symbol of American life.

  2. Americananoun

    An amalgam of roots musics formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influential styles.


  1. Americana

    Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore, and cultural heritage of the United States. Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; flags, plaques and statues, and so on. Patriotism and nostalgia play a defining role in the subject. The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations. The term may be used to describe the theme of a museum or collection, or of goods for sale. The term can be used to describe studies of American culture - especially studies based in other countries. Americana music is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Americana in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Americana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Americana in a Sentence

  1. Rhiannon Giddens:

    I love the U.K. folk scene. In the States, nobody knows what to do with me. There's still a very narrow definition of Americana.

  2. Tim Carpenter:

    People responded to that case, they said this is really important; this is a piece of Americana.

  3. Barry Williams:

    I’m very proud to have been a part of this show, i’m proud to have had a part in creating a character in a show that has had this long-lasting saturation in Americana.

  4. Margaret Barrett:

    This is a great piece of lost Pop Culture and Americana, there is a lot of interest in it.

  5. Troy Thibodeau:

    A card in lesser condition of a stiff who never made it into the Hall of Fame might go for as little as $100, these are truly pieces of art. They're colorful, they're bright, they're folky, they're Americana.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. render
    • B. abase
    • C. summon
    • D. transpire

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