Meaning of dangdut in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaŋdʌt/


  • A style of popular music, originating in Indonesia, which combines Arab and Malay folk elements with contemporary international musical styles, and is characterized by a pulsing dance rhythm and populist lyrics.


1970s; earliest use found in Prisma. From Indonesian dangdut, probably imitative of the sound of the drum beat in this type of music. Perhaps compare Javanese dang a musical beat.