funk funk  /ˈfəŋk/


  1. (n) a state of nervous depression
  2. (n) United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
  3. (n) an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
  4. (v) draw back, as with fear or pain


  1. His protracted adolescent funk has given way to an anxiety crisis, from which his ability to soar over the city saving lives cannot extricate him.
  2. Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician who died of AIDS-related complications in 1997, was the inventor of Afrobeat, a brew of African rhythms, funk, jazz and rock.
  3. Their funk can last for months, even years in extreme cases.


  1. Clinical Aromatherapist Kate Funk Offers Readers Handy Reference Tool

    ‘Using Essential Oils for Wellness’ puts alternative therapy options at readers’ fingertips. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Danks tries to snap out of funk in Minnesota

    Southpaw John Danks tries to snap out of a season-beginning funk on Thursday afternoon when the Chicago White Sox visit Target Field for the last of three games with the Minnesota Twins.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WKYC Cleveland

  3. OES honors Funk for after-school program leadership

    Esther Funk, of Ottawa, got double honors Tuesday night. The first was an award from the Ottawa Elementary School District Board of Education. The second was some reminiscences from one of her former students: Superintendent Cleve Threadgill.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Ottawa Times

Wiki Images for funk

definition of funk
meaning of funk


  1. "Fred Funk won a golf tournament when he was 48, and I'm a lot bigger and a lot stronger than Freddie Funk," Singh said. "If he can win at 48, what makes me think I'm not going to win when I'm 50? If I'm healthy and playing the way I'm doing...
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Vijay Singh Source: USA Today

  2. Cyrus adds of the break-up: "At first I bawled for a month straight. I was so sad. I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black. When we were dating, Nick wanted me to get highlights, and so I did that, and I got myself looking great....
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Miley Cyrus Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /