rhythm and blues
rhythm and blues definition by Webster's New World
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a form of American popular music, influenced by the blues and characterized by a strong beat: rock-and-roll derives from it
rhythm and blues definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Abbr. R & B
A style of music developed by African Americans that combines blues and jazz, characterized by a strong backbeat and repeated variations on syncopated instrumental phrases.