boogie-woogie

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

boo·gie–woo·gie

noun \ˌb-gē-ˈw-gē, ˌbü-gē-ˈwü-gē\

: a style of playing a type of music similar to jazz (called the blues) on the piano with a fast, strong, steady beat

Full Definition of BOOGIE-WOOGIE

:  a percussive style of playing blues on the piano characterized by a steady rhythmic ground bass of eighth notes in quadruple time and a series of improvised melodic variations

Origin of BOOGIE-WOOGIE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1928

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