doo–wop

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noun \ˈdü-ˌwäp\

Definition of doo–wop

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

Origin and Etymology of doo–wop

from nonsense syllables typical of the style


First Known Use: 1965


DOO–WOP Defined for English Language Learners

doo–wop

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noun \ˈdü-ˌwäp\

Definition of doo–wop for English Language Learners

  • : a style of popular music that involves singing nonsense syllables

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