Pronunciation: (mō'toun"), [key]
1. Detroit, Michigan: a nickname.
2. Also called Mo'town sound". an upbeat, often pop-influenced style of rhythm and blues associated with the city of Detroit and with numerous black vocalists and vocal groups since the 1950s and characterized by compact, danceable arrangements.
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