Noun(1) a state of nervous depression(2) United States biochemist (born in Poland, 1884-1967(3) an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
Verb(1) draw back, as with fear or pain
(1) Many people assume comfort foods are eaten when a person is in a funk , depressed, bored, or lonely.(2) A sample of both albums, and soul, jazz, funk , and of course, blues genres covered, current fans were satisfied and likely new fans gained, as a night of refreshing and heartfelt ideas came to an end.(3) But if savers and builders are sufficiently scared and sufficiently depressed, even big tax cuts may not be enough to bring them out of their funk .(4) It makes for quite an eclectic mix, with elements of soul, funk , gospel and Rasta thrown into the hip-hop mix.(5) Who, or what, got you into the funk in the first place?(6) At the sound of his son's name, Andrew snapped out of his funk and slowly swung his other foot to the ground.(7) Many artists could list soul, funk , jazz, hip hop and r 'n' b as influences, but few could put such a personal and individual stamp on their sound.(8) I believe that we in western Europe have a historic choice in the next few years, and that we can be visionary, or we can funk it.(9) our sweat mingles, but the funk makes my stomach dizzy(10) The assembled leaders seem certain to funk both challenges.(11) I just can't seem to focus on things that might get me out of my funk - such as getting the remortgage underway and finalised.(12) She quickly snapped out of her funk , and got a good look at the boy before her.(13) Yet, as the soundscapes remain tightly held together, Herren processes anything from jazz, funk or soul to dirty beats and glitches into one gigantic festival of sounds and atmospheres.(14) Theirs is a diverse and unlikely mix of influences, including jazz, funk , reggae and punk rock, along with Belgian brass band music, which they combine with various world music elements.(15) Ploughing a wide furrow, this record draws on a history of influences from hip hop, funk , soul, and big beat.(16) During that time, Madlib has expanded his scope with an extensive list of pseudonyms and collaborations that explore all forms of jazz, dub, soul, funk and psychedelia.