boogie-woogie

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boo·gie-woo·gie | \ˌbu̇-gē-ˈwu̇-gē, ˌbü-gē-ˈwü-gē\

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

First Known Use of boogie-woogie

1928, in the meaning defined above

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boogie-woogie

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English Language Learners Definition of boogie-woogie

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

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