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JIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jive mean? 

JIVE (noun)
  The noun JIVE has 1 sense:

1. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

  Familiarity information: JIVE used as a noun is very rare.


JIVE (verb)
  The verb JIVE has 1 sense:

1. dance to jive music; dance the jive

  Familiarity information: JIVE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

jive; swing music; swing

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

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


JIVE (verb)


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Meaning:

Dance to jive music; dance the jive

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

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

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Domain category:

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue jive


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