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Hi ,

I read somewhere the sentence "let's groove to the music" and I'm not sure what id exactly mean. Could somebody explain me the meaning? (and the word 'groove' as I can not find the proper meaning in this sentence)

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Let's dance.

If you say this, you will sound like you are from the 1970s.
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"groove" (in this sense) is quite a tricky word to define. I suppose the basic sense is "enjoy" or "appreciate" -- but in a kind of cool or fashionable way, at least as perceived by other aficionados of the music. It's only really used of pop music (or jazz music I guess) -- often dance music -- and there may be a suggestion that you're dancing to the music while you're enjoying it.

Hopefully if you understand "groove" then the rest of the sentence is straightforward.
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Hi,

Can someboy explain me what exactly ' let's groove to the music' mean?

thanks!
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Hi,

could you please explain me how shall I read that sentence? What does it mean? Especially word 'goove'

thanks!
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Here it is - the word comes from the song "feeling groovy" by Simon and Garfunckel
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According to http://www.word-detective.com/back-n.html ,

"'Groovy,' for instance, has had at least three incarnations. First heard as a jazz musicians' term of approval in the 1950's, 'groovy' later became perhaps the most widely known, and parodied, exclamation of the hippie era, but fell into disuse after about 1970. Now it seems that 'groovy' has surfaced again in the lingo of youth, which is good news for those of us who forgot to stop saying it in 1970."

http://www.unm.edu/~dave/words/3-1.html dates it to the 1930s.

I associate "groovy" mostly with the 1960s, but "to groove" mostly with the 1970s disco era (as GG mentioned). In my (admittedly limited) experience, both words still have a limited currency. I'm not sure if this current use is always knowing or affected, or if it's natural.

Edit: and there's another sense too, of course: "groove" as a noun. My impression is that this use is still fairly current in the dance music scene (... like I know anything about the dance music scene!).
I take it as "digging" the music - showing your appreciation pro-actively. Hmmm.Emotion: rolleyes

With some people it's an affectation. Others genuinely respond in a physical way.

I suppose you could say that "dancing" is "grooving to the music."

But if you see someone who is seated by himself and is responding physically to the music, you'd be more apt to call it "grooving" than "dancing."

Your example uses the expression as a verb, but people who "groove to the music" may be said to be "in the groove" (noun). We also sometimes say that the music is in the groove. That is, it conforms to what we think music should be - (or something like that).
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