[英語Q&A] What is a hook in music?


Q: What is a hook in music?
A: A hook in music is a catchy part of a song that makes it easy for audience to remember.

n. 名詞 [C]
1. 鉤, 掛鉤 2. 釣魚鉤 3. 鉤拳 4.【音】吸引人哼唱不已的疊句

Sample Sentences:
1. There’s an unforgettable hook in each of those pop songs.
2. I can’t get the hooks of those songs out of my mind! All I can think about is “sorry, sorry, gee gee gee baby baby oh, wuppa Gangnam style.”

Other uses:

Article about Korean pop songs and their use of hooks: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-10-k-pop-groups-most-likely-to-break-in-america-20120518

earworm – http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=earworm