boogie-woogie

noun 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

Origin and Etymology of boogie-woogie

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BOOGIE-WOOGIE Defined for English Language Learners

boogie-woogie

noun

Definition of boogie-woogie for English Language Learners

  • : 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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