Motown


Motown
Motown [mō′toun΄ ]
adj.
[< a trademark for phonograph records, etc. < Mo(tor) Town, nickname for DETROIT]
designating or of a style of rhythm and blues of the 1960s characterized by a strong, even beat and the use of elements derived from black gospel music

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