Definition of countrypolitan in US English:



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

    usually as modifier ‘a slick countrypolitan ballad’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Had Will's faltering larynx been removed from the mix this could be mistaken for some mainstream countrypolitan release from the early 70s.’
    • ‘From smooth countrypolitan to jaunty truckin' tales via plaintive ballads of heartbreaking beauty; this album has 'em all.’


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

    • ‘‘Countrypolitan’ is glamour without the ‘bling.’’
    • ‘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.’


On the pattern of cosmopolitan.