Definition of down-home in English:

down-home

adjective

North American
  • Connected with an unpretentious way of life, especially that of rural peoples or areas.

    ‘some good down-home cooking’
    • ‘They're just kind of very kind of down-home kind of folks.’
    • ‘It gives you an outstanding collection of arts and cultural venues, fine dining, and good down-home cooking.’
    • ‘Take your taste buds on a tour of the most succulent seafood and down-home cooking.’
    • ‘Mazama's best eats are at the Freestone - think pecan-crusted trout - but for down-home chow, try the Burnt Finger Bar-B-Q.’
    • ‘But she is the essence of that contemporary noise, her job is down-home, Texas spin.’
    • ‘Mills works as a sawyer in Tennessee, and his poems have the kind of down-home intelligence that comes from a man listening to people talk.’
    • ‘There has been nothing subtle about the arrival of down-home Southern cooking in London.’
    • ‘A bowl of shiny red apples suggests comfort food and good down-home cooking.’
    • ‘Ida Mae Kitchen-n-Lounge brings down-home southern cooking north, then gives it a decidedly Manhattan twist.’
    • ‘But The Shack by The Track's appeal is more than down-home cooking.’
    • ‘Well, I was visiting my relations in the warm, down-home community of Springfield, MO, Queen City Of The Ozarks.’
    • ‘We are naturally drawn toward down-home imagery and the feeling of being connected to something larger than ourselves.’
    • ‘Life at Iron Horse is a hybrid between the international sophistication of Paris and the down-home country life of rural Sonoma County.’
    • ‘The idea was to create a hip neighborhood restaurant that would serve good Southern-style cooking to upscale customers at down-home prices.’
    • ‘Here's a down-home version of the Southwest classic that's easy and unpretentious and hits the spot - perfect for a meal that's often eaten out of a Frito bag.’
    • ‘Enter the club's driveway between the Duron Paints store and the entrance to Kelly Drive or follow your nose to the smoky down-home barbecue.’
    • ‘He is an actor who has it all: down-home folksiness and art-house weight, megaplex sex appeal and a deep sense of complex characters.’
    • ‘I think those down-home, basic, economic issues are going to pull people one way or the other.’
    • ‘But down-home flavors won out when the coach and friends shared Chocolate S'mores Cake for dessert.’
    • ‘There was plenty of down-home cooking, performances by drag queens, and awards given to various members.’
    snug, comfortable, warm, restful, homelike, homey, homely, cheerful, welcoming, pleasant, agreeable
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Pronunciation:

down-home

/ˈˌdoun ˈˌhōm/