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DOO-WOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doo-wop mean? 

DOO-WOP (noun)
  The noun DOO-WOP has 1 sense:

1. a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup

  Familiarity information: DOO-WOP used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOO-WOP (noun)


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Meaning:

A genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup

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Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("doo-wop" is a kind of...):

gospel; gospel singing (folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul))


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