Meaning of barbershop

bar•ber•shop

Pronunciation: (bär'bur-shop"), [key]
— n.
  1. the place of business of a barber.
  2. the singing of four-part harmony in barbershop style or the music sung in this style.
—adj.
  1. specializing in the unaccompanied part-singing of popular songs in which four voices move in close, highly chromatic harmony: a barbershop quartet.
  2. characteristic of such part-singing.
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