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Pronunciation: /dʒæz/

Translation of jazz in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 [Music/Música] jazz (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [singer/band] de jazz
    Example sentences
    • Even Dixieland and swing jazz from that era really had fast tempos.
    • Charlie Parker may have pioneered bebop jazz, but Miles Davis helped him to establish it.
    • He and the Muddy Basin Ramblers have played a mix of country, blues, jug-band music and early swing jazz for over a year.
  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] (exaggerated talk) palabrería (feminine) … and all that jazz y todo eso, y toda esa historia [colloquial/familiar], y todo ese rollo [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

jazz up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 [music] tocar* con ritmo sincopado 1.2 [room/decor] alegrar, darle* vida a a jazzed up version of the classic una versión popular del clásico

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