What is contemporary?

  • (adj): Characteristic of the present.
    Example: "Contemporary trends in design"
    Synonyms: modern-day
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemporary:

Music Of Madagascar
... into three categories traditional, contemporary and popular music ... Contemporary Malagasy musical styles such as the salegy or tsapika have evolved from traditional styles modernized by the incorporation of electric guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer ... spiritual ceremonies, cultural events and historic and contemporary political functions ...
John Tchicai - Discography - As Sideman
... Fontana Records) Reunion (2000, DIW Records) Old Stuff (2010, Cuneiform) WIth New York Contemporary Five Consequences (Fontana, 1963) Rufus (Fontana, 1963) New York Contemporary Five Vol. 1 (Sonet, 1963) New York Contemporary Five Vol. 2 (Sonet, 1963) Bill Dixon 7-tette/Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary Five (Savoy, 1964) One side of LP ...
Canosa Di Puglia - History - Contemporary
... palaces ... Virtually unscathed by the World War I, the town suffered the effects of the 1930 Irpinia earthquake (79 years later the reconstruction of part of the Cathedral of San Sabino and many buildings continues) and thus had enormous damage ...
Disney's Contemporary Resort
... Disney's Contemporary Resort, originally to be named Tempo Bay Hotel, formerly the Contemporary Resort Hotel, and informally known as The Contemporary, is a deluxe resort at the Walt Disney World Resort ...
Music Of Madagascar - Contemporary Music
... Contemporary music comprises modern-day compositions that have their roots in traditional musical styles and have been created for entertainment purposes, typically with ... As contemporary artists adapt their musical heritage to today's market, they manage to preserve the melodic, chordophone-dominated sound that distinguishes traditional ...

More definitions of "contemporary":

  • (noun): A person of nearly the same age as another.
    Synonyms: coeval
  • (adj): Belonging to the present time.
    Example: "Contemporary leaders"
    Synonyms: present-day
  • (adj): Occurring in the same period of time.
    Example: "The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"
    Synonyms: contemporaneous

Famous quotes containing the word contemporary:

    The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable in contemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization ...
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)

    The shift from the perception of the child as innocent to the perception of the child as competent has greatly increased the demands on contemporary children for maturity, for participating in competitive sports, for early academic achievement, and for protecting themselves against adults who might do them harm. While children might be able to cope with any one of those demands taken singly, taken together they often exceed children’s adaptive capacity.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers—such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a fa├žade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)