Definition of Motown

1. Noun. The largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor.

Exact synonyms: Detroit, Motor City
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Great Lakes State, Mi, Michigan, Wolverine State

Definition of Motown

1. Proper noun. (informal) Detroit ¹

2. Proper noun. (context: poker slang) A jack and a five as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em ¹

3. Proper noun. (music) A style of artists/bands which recorded for Motown Records. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motown

Mother Nature
Mother Russia
Mother Seton
Mother Superior
Mother Superiors
Mother Teresa
Mother Theresa
Mother of God
Mother of God's plant
Mothering Sunday
Mothers Night
Mothers Nights
Motor City
Motown (current term)
Mott cell
Motulsky dye reduction test
Mount Adams
Mount Ararat
Mount Asama
Mount Athos

Literary usage of Motown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Copyright & Home Copying: Technology Challenges the Law by DIANE Publishing Company (1989)
"Motown Records, previously another large independent company, was recently sold to MCA, ... 13See Mark Potts, "Grapevine's Right: Motown Sold: As Rumored, ..."

2. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1862)
"... in 1816 or 1817, said Andrew contracted for the purchase of his (said Charles's) land in Motown, with Samuel Ward, who was then the husband of Sarah, ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Michigan by Kevin Hillstrom (1998)
"A bright, cavernous gathering spot for downtown professionals, this trailblazing Motown microbrewery offers a great variety of pub food and a separate ..."

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