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JAZZ

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jazz mean? 

JAZZ (noun)
  The noun JAZZ has 3 senses:

1. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
2. a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
3. a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

  Familiarity information: JAZZ used as a noun is uncommon.


JAZZ (verb)
  The verb JAZZ has 2 senses:

1. play something in the style of jazz
2. have sexual intercourse with

  Familiarity information: JAZZ used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JAZZ (noun)


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Meaning:

Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

idle words; jazz; nothingness; wind

Context examples:

that's a lot of wind / don't give me any of that jazz

Hypernyms ("jazz" is a kind of...):

talk; talking (an exchange of ideas via conversation)


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Meaning:

A genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("jazz" is a kind of...):

popular music; popular music genre (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))

Domain member category:

jazz (a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands)

funky; low-down ((of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jazz"):

scat; scat singing (singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument)

jive; swing; swing music (a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz)

trad (traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s)

modern jazz; neo jazz; new jazz (any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940)

hot jazz (jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation)

funk (an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar)

cool jazz (jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat)

boogie; boogie-woogie (an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano))

bebop; bop (an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940))


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Meaning:

A style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("jazz" is a kind of...):

ballroom music; dance music; danceroom music (a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing)

Domain category:

jazz (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)


JAZZ (verb)


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Meaning:

Play something in the style of jazz

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "jazz" is one way to...):

play; spiel (replay (as a melody))

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They will jazz the duet


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Meaning:

Have sexual intercourse with

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

have it away; have it off; have sex; lie with; make love; roll in the hay; screw; sleep with; have intercourse; have a go at it; get laid; be intimate; bonk; do it; fuck; get it on; eff; hump; jazz; love; bed; bang; make out; know

Context examples:

This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm / Adam knew Eve / Were you ever intimate with this man?

Hypernyms (to "jazz" is one way to...):

copulate; couple; mate; pair (make love)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jazz"):

have; take (have sex with; archaic use)

fornicate (have sex without being married)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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