What is another word for honky-tonk?

145 synonyms found


[ hˈɒŋkitˈɒŋk], [ hˈɒŋkitˈɒŋk], [ h_ˈɒ_ŋ_k_i_t_ˈɒ_ŋ_k]

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How to use "Honky-tonk" in context?

Honky-tonk is a term typically associated with country and western music. The term comes from the practice of Background Singing, or the use of backup singers to provide a harmony vocal behind the lead vocalist. This term was coined in the 1930s and 1940s by bandleaders who needed to distinguish their bands from those playing "hillbilly" music.

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