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Meaning of "zouk" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZOUK

From West Indian Creole zouk to have a good time.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZOUK

zouk  [zuːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZOUK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zouk is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZOUK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zouk

Zouk is a fast jump up carnival beat style of rhythmic music originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, popularized by the French Antilles Kassav' in the 1980's. Elements of gwo ka, tambour bélé, ti bwa and biguine vide, including the full use of the MIDI technology, are prominent in zouk. Its originator French Antilles Kassav' is the only band that includes it in its repertoire to a lesser extent. Too fast, the style lost ground in the 80's due to the strong presence of kadans or compas music, the main music of the French Antilles. Today, zouk is the French Antilles compas music, also called zouk-love.

Definition of zouk in the English dictionary

The definition of zouk in the dictionary is a style of dance music that combines African and Latin American rhythms and uses electronic instruments and modern studio technology.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZOUK


bouk
buːk
caoutchouc
ˈkaʊtʃuːk
chinook
tʃɪˈnuːk
douc
duːk
duke
djuːk
ewk
juːk
fluke
fluːk
juke
dʒuːk
kook
kuːk
Luke
luːk
mook
muːk
nuke
njuːk
puke
pjuːk
rebuke
rɪˈbjuːk
Seljuk
sɛlˈdʒuːk
snook
snuːk
souk
suːk
spook
spuːk
suq
suːk
uke
juːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZOUK

zorbing
zorbonaut
zorgite
zori
zorilla
zorille
zorino
Zorn
Zoroaster
Zoroastrian
Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrism
Zorrilla y Moral
zorro
zoster
Zouave
Zoug
zounds
zowie
zoysia

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZOUK

bashibazouk
chabouk
chibouk
douk
drouk
jouk
Norodom Sihanouk
padouk
plouk
Sihanouk
youk

Synonyms and antonyms of zouk in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zouk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZOUK

Find out the translation of zouk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zouk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zouk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

祖卡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zouk
570 millions of speakers

English

zouk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Zouk
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

زوق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Zouk
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zouk
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Zouk
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zouk
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zouk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zouk
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ズーク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주크 (Zouk)
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zouk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

zouk
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜோவ்க்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झोके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zouk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zouk
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zouk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Zouk
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Zouk
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

zouk
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Zouk
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

zouk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Zouk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zouk

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOUK»

The term «zouk» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.613 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOUK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zouk

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZOUK»

Discover the use of zouk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zouk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Zouk: World Music in the West Indies
"This invigorating reference work and companion CD of the Antilles' sexy zouk dance sound will lift readers out of their easy chairs and their complacency about the nonreggae aspects of Caribbean pop. . . . [Zouk] is a landmark achievement. ...
Jocelyne Guilbault, 1993
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Caribbean Dance from Abakuá to Zouk: How Movement Shapes ...
Caribbean Dance is an overview of the dances from each of this region's major islands and the complex, fused, and layered cultures that gave birth to them.
Susanna Sloat, 2005
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Transnational Archipelago: Perspectives on Cape Verdean ...
Chapter. 16. Diasporic. Networks,. Political. Change,. and. the. Growth. of. Cabo- Zouk. Music. JoAnne. Hoffman. On any given weekend, if you stepped into a discothe`que in the capital city of Praia, or the port city of Mindelo, or the diaspora  ...
Luís Batalha, Jørgen Carling, 2008
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Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and ...
33 Saint Éloi's lyrics are specific, offering a zouk vitamin for peace in the world with a percussive, spicy, Brazilian-tinged melody. In fact, the 1994 "Zouk- amine" is both a response to the 1984 "Zouk-la se sel médikaman nou ni" and to Saint ...
Brenda F. Berrian, 2000
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Music of Martinique: Martinique, Zouk, Compas Music, Gwo Ka, ...
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The music of Martinique has a heritage which is intertwined with that of its sister island, Guadeloupe.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2009
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From Vodou to Zouk: A Bibliographic Guide to Music of the ...
The inaugural volume in African Diaspora Press's Black Music Reference Series, From Vodou to Zouk is a landmark bibliography documenting vernacular music traditions of the French- and Creole-speaking Caribbean.
John Gray, 2010
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A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings
7012 * Hurricane zouk. Earthworks: STEW 02 (CAROL-2402/V 90882). [1988]. ( Jacob Desva- rieux, Pierre Edouard Decimus, Francky Vincent, Vikings, and others]. 7013 Musical traditions of St. Lucia, West Indies. Smithsonian/Folkways: SF ...
Elizabeth A. Davis, 1997
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Latin Dances: Mambo, Bachata, Salsa, World Latin Dance ...
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 141. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
LLC Books, 2010
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Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France
“We're the ideal couple,” Thuram joked, since they both loved Antillean zouk music: “Zouk in the morning, at noon a little zouk, and in the evening a little zouk. It was perfect for succeeding in the World Cup.” The team's goalie, Bernard Lama , ...
Laurent Dubois, 2010
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World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia ...
Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments.
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZOUK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zouk is used in the context of the following news items.
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End of a KL clubbing era as Zouk quits Jalan Ampang
Zouk currently averages a 15,000 weekly attendance following initial figures of 8,000 since opening in 2004. — Picture by Firdaus Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, July ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
2
Zouk Bass Meets R&B On Branko's "Let Me Go"
Not so long ago, Buraka Som Sistema member Branko told The FADER, "Personally I think zouk and kizomba could really add a new direction to R&B and take it ... «The FADER, Jul 15»
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Zouk's Clarke Quay entry seen as boosting business in the area
SINGAPORE: More than just dancing their hearts out at Zouk in Clarke Quay, when it opens there next year, revellers will also have the option of conveniently ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
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Different place, same Zouk
Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng will invest $10 million in the new venue, which he hopes to start operating by June next year. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE. «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Zouk to relocate to Clarke Quay by next year
The club has signed a new lease on a 30,000 square foot space in Block C, which in the past has been occupied by Lifebrandz owned outlets like Fenix Room, ... «Channel News Asia, Jun 15»
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Zouk looks set for Clarke Quay move
The 57,000 sq ft space in Clarke Quay was once occupied by superclub Ministry of Sound. A Zouk spokesman said no deal has been inked yet.ST FILE PHOTO. «The Straits Times, Jun 15»
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Zouk's Mambo Jambo to feature in rocker Dave Tan's documentary
SINGAPORE: Zouk's Mambo Jambo night was the longest-running party in Singapore's nightlife history. The retro-themed event happened every Wednesday ... «Channel News Asia, May 15»
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Ziad Rahbani to open Zouk Mikhael festival
While most of the upcoming summer festivals try to cram their rosters with heaps of talent, the Zouk Mikael International Festival seems to gravitate toward quality ... «The Daily Star, May 15»
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Officials: Zouk plant contamination down by 80 percent
Officials: Zouk plant contamination down by 80 percent ... level of pollution produced by the Zouk power plant, saying emissions had been reduced by 80 percent ... «The Daily Star, May 15»
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Hundreds protest Zouk power plant pollutants
Hundreds of Mount Lebanon residents briefly blocked the main Beirut-Tripoli highway in Zouk Mikael Saturday to protest the high levels of toxic emissions being ... «The Daily Star, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Zouk [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/zouk>. Jan 2021 ».
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