noun \ˈdü-ˌwäp\

: a style of popular music that involves singing nonsense syllables

Full Definition of DOO-WOP

:  a vocal style of rock and roll characterized by the a cappella singing of nonsense syllables in rhythmical support of the melody

Origin of DOO-WOP

from nonsense syllables typical of the style
First Known Use: 1969


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