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fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scentedadjective
"a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"
(of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
stylish and modern in an unconventional way
"she likes funky clothes"; "we did it all in black and white in a very funky sixties style"
in a state of cowardly fright
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.
offbeat, unconventional or eccentric.
Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.
cool; great; excellent
Having or relating to the smell of funk.
relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.
Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of various music genres that were popular among African Americans in the mid-20th century. It de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bassline played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a percussionist, often at slower tempos than other popular music. Funk typically consists of a complex percussive groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves that create a "hypnotic" and "danceable" feel. Funk uses the same richly colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths and thirteenths. Funk originated in the mid-1960s, with James Brown's development of a signature groove that emphasized the downbeat—with a heavy emphasis on the first beat of every measure ("The One"), and the application of swung 16th notes and syncopation on all basslines, drum patterns, and guitar riffs—and rock and psychedelia-influenced musicians Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix, fostering improvisation in funk. Other musical groups, including Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chic, B.T. Express, Loose Ends, Shalamar, The S.O.S. Band, Slave, The Whispers, Cameo, and the Bar-Kays began to adopt and develop Brown's innovations during the 1970s and adding R&B essences to the genre from the early 1970s, while others like Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players followed Hendrix's path. Funk derivatives include avant-funk, an avant-garde strain of funk; boogie, a hybrid of electronic music and funk; funk metal, a mix of funk and metal; G-funk, a mix of gangsta rap and funk; Timba, a form of funky Cuban dance music; and funk jam. It is also the main influence of Washington go-go, a funk sub-genre. Funk samples and breakbeats have been used extensively in hip hop and electronic dance music.
pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is. TECO and UUCP are funky. The Intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. “The new mailer is installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason, try resubmitting it.” “This UART is pretty funky. The data ready line is active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in DMA mode.”
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The numerical value of Funky in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Funky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Funky in a Sentence
I was swinging great coming out, the driver did n’t feel very comfortable in my hands, but I was getting it around, my hand felt a little funny coming down and just made a funky move through the ball, my body stopped and flipped and I ended up in the junk( on the) left.
Some memories are even coming back, it's pretty amazing to hear her have memories and be the same sassy, funky, happy little girl.
Maybe put it in funky pony tails and go back to your child's stage or something like that to have a little fun with it, practice doing eyelashes, practice doing a cut crease, smoky eye, contouring your nose or overlining your lips. All the things that you have not wanted to try because you were so intimidated to, try because no one is going to see you.
Krazy Funky Chicken Lady.
If I win I will roll upside down on the court. So if I get to that point, every one will get to see my acrobatics live ! , i got bored on the tube. Then I just decided to take a funky photo. It was a good way to distract Grigor Dimitrov.
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