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Definition of honky-tonk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    NAmE//ˈhɑŋki ˌtɑŋk//
    , NAmE//ˈhɔŋki ˌtɔŋk//
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  1. 1[countable] a cheap, noisy bar or dance hall where country music is played
  2. 2[uncountable] a type of lively jazz played on a piano a honky-tonk piano/singer
  3. 3[uncountable] a type of country music
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: honky-tonk