Hootenanny meaning

ho͝otn-ănē
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The definition of a hootenanny is a casual performance by folk singers.

An example of a hootenanny is a musical event in a small community showcasing local folk singers.

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An informal performance by folk singers, typically with participation by the audience.
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An informal entertainment of folk singing, often with audience participation.
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An informal, festive performance by folk singers, often including audience participation with the use of acoustic instruments.
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An unidentified or unidentifiable gadget.
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Origin of hootenanny

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown; potentially Scottish. Use is tied to the Appalachian culture in the US.

    From Wiktionary