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jazz British & World English

A type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz

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acid jazz British & World English

A kind of popular dance music incorporating elements of jazz, funk, soul, and hip hop

free jazz British & World English

An improvised style of jazz characterized by the absence of set chord patterns or time patterns

Jazz Age British & World English

The 1920s in the US characterized as a period of carefree hedonism, wealth, freedom, and youthful exuberance, reflected in the novels of writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald

jazz funk British & World English

A style of popular dance music incorporating elements of jazz and funk

jazz hands British & World English

A gesture originating in musical theatre, in which the hands are waved rapidly to and fro with the palms facing forward and the fingers splayed, used typically to express or indicate excitement or triumph

modern jazz British & World English

Jazz as developed in the 1940s and 1950s, especially bebop and the music that followed it

jazz something up British & World English

Make something more interesting, lively, or exciting

and all that jazz British & World English

And such similar things

jazz something up in jazz British & World English

Make something more interesting, lively, or exciting

jazz ballet in jazz British & World English

A style of theatrical dance performed to jazz or popular music

jazz dance in jazz British & World English

A style of theatrical dance performed to jazz or popular music

mainstream jazz in mainstream British & World English

Jazz that is neither traditional nor modern, based on the 1930s swing style and consisting especially of solo improvisation on chord sequences

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