/nawr tayn"yeuh/; Sp. /nawrdd te"nyah/, n.
a lively, polkalike folk music chiefly of southern Texas and northern Mexico, usually with Spanish lyrics and played on accordion and 12-string guitar, sometimes with fiddle and saxophone.
Also, norteno /nawr tayn"yoh/. Also called Tex-Mex.
[ < AmerSp; Sp: fem of norteño northern(er), equiv. to nort(e) NORTH + -eño adj. suffix (see MADRILEÑO)]

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