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acid jazz Syllabification: ac·id jazz

Definition of acid jazz in English:


A kind of popular dance music incorporating elements of jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop.
Example sentences
  • It's an inventive, cinematic exploration of hip-hop, its party-girl cousin trip hop, acid jazz and retro funk grooves.
  • The disc is full of salsa, trip-hop, acid jazz, calypso and reggae beats.
  • It makes for a fusion of acid jazz, hip-hop and a touch of soul which induces the laid-back appeal of the West coast.


Apparently coined from acid house and popularized by the Acid Jazz record label founded in 1988.

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