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1jazz

noun, often attributive \ˈjaz\

: a type of American music with lively rhythms and melodies that are often made up by musicians as they play

: meaningless or foolish talk

: similar things

Full Definition of JAZZ

1
a :  American music developed especially from ragtime and blues and characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, and often deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre
b :  popular dance music influenced by jazz and played in a loud rhythmic manner
2
:  empty talk :  humbug <spouted all the scientific jazz — Pete Martin>
3
:  similar but unspecified things :  stuff <that wind, and the waves, and all that jazz — John Updike>
jazz·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
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Examples of JAZZ

  1. What's all this jazz about you leaving?
  2. She loves hiking, biking, and all that jazz.

Origin of JAZZ

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1913

Rhymes with JAZZ

2jazz

verb

Definition of JAZZ

transitive verb
1
:  to play in the manner of jazz
2
a :  enliven —usually used with up
b :  accelerate
intransitive verb
1
:  to go here and there :  gad
2
:  to dance to or play jazz

First Known Use of JAZZ

1915
JAZZ Defined for Kids

jazz

noun \ˈjaz\

Definition of JAZZ for Kids

:  a type of American music with lively rhythms and melodies that are often made up by musicians as they play

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