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

Word History


from nonsense syllables typical of the style

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doo-wop was in 1965

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“Doo-wop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doo-wop. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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