doo-wop

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\ ˈdü-ˌwäp How to pronounce doo-wop (audio) \

Definition of doo-wop

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

First Known Use of doo-wop

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doo-wop

from nonsense syllables typical of the style

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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 20 Jan. 2021.

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doo-wop

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English Language Learners Definition of doo-wop

: a style of popular music that involves singing nonsense syllables

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