What does bluegrass mean?

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ˈbluˌgræs, -ˌgrɑsblue·grass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluegrass, blue grass(noun)

    any of various grasses of the genus Poa

  2. Bluegrass, Bluegrass Country, Bluegrass Region(noun)

    an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses

  3. bluegrass(noun)

    a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars

Wiktionary

  1. bluegrass(Noun)

    A type of grass of the genus Poa.

  2. bluegrass(Noun)

    A style of country music with roots in Scots-Irish Appalachian folk music, blues, and jazz. Characterized by banjos, fiddles, and mandolins, but containing no drums.

  3. Origin: From blue + grass

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  1. Bluegrass

    Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a sub-genre of country music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia. It has mixed roots in Scottish, Welsh, Irish and English traditional music, and also later influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements. Immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland arrived in Appalachia in the 18th century, and brought with them the musical traditions of their homelands. These traditions consisted primarily of English and Scottish ballads—which were essentially unaccompanied narrative—and dance music, such as Irish reels, which were accompanied by a fiddle. Many older Bluegrass songs come directly from the British Isles. Several Appalachian Bluegrass ballads, such as Pretty Saro, Barbara Allen, Cuckoo Bird and House Carpenter, come from England and preserve the English ballad tradition both melodically and lyrically. Others, such as The Twa Sisters, also come from England; however, the lyrics are about Ireland. Some Bluegrass fiddle songs popular in Appalachia, such as "Leather Britches", and "Pretty Polly", have Scottish roots. The dance tune Cumberland Gap may be derived from the tune that accompanies the Scottish ballad Bonnie George Campbell. Other songs have different names in different places; for instance in England there is an old ballad known as "A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me", but exactly the same song in North American Bluegrass is known as "I Wish My Baby Was Born".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluegrass in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluegrass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of bluegrass in a Sentence

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    Sen. Paul's No. 1 priority is doing the job he was elected to do, and his nearly perfect attendance record in the Senate and strong presence in the Bluegrass is evidence of his unwavering commitment to all Kentuckians.

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