Definition of countrypolitan in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkəntrēˈpälətn/ /ˌkəntriˈpɑlətn/


  • A type of country music that resembles pop music, usually characterized by orchestrated arrangements.

    usually as modifier ‘a slick countrypolitan ballad’
    • ‘From smooth countrypolitan to jaunty truckin' tales via plaintive ballads of heartbreaking beauty; this album has 'em all.’
    • ‘The countrypolitan ballad seems plucked from another epoch.’
    • ‘Rest of the disc pulls from seventies r-&-b, Ray Charles countrypolitan, Jerry Lee and guit-fiddle country.’
    • ‘Had Will's faltering larynx been removed from the mix this could be mistaken for some mainstream countrypolitan release from the early 70s.’
    • ‘Their brand of country harks back to the genre's golden age in the 1950s and 60s, with none of the nauseating sheen or gimmicky lyrics of contemporary countrypolitan material.’


  • Relating to or denoting an architectural style that combines country charm with sophistication.

    ‘The city of Nashville has long since morphed from countrypolitan to Cosmopolitan, with ritzy suburbs named Brentwood, nightlife beyond the Bluebird Café, and Tim McGraw / Nelly collabs.’
    • ‘‘Countrypolitan’ is glamour without the ‘bling.’’


On the pattern of cosmopolitan.