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doo-wop

or doo·wop  (do͞o′wŏp′)
n.
A style of rhythm and blues popularized in the 1950s and characterized by words and nonsense syllables sung in harmony by small groups supporting the melody of the song.

[Imitative of the vocals in such music.]

doo′-wop′ adj.

doo-wop

(ˈduːˌwɒp)
n
(Music, other) rhythm-and-blues harmony vocalizing developed by unaccompanied street-corner groups in the US in the 1950s
[C20: of imitative origin]

doo-wop

(ˈduˌwɒp)

n.
a style of popular music for a singing group in which words and nonsense syllables are rhythmically chanted as support for a soloist.
[representing the chanted syllables]

doo-wop

A form of R&B and rock music popular in the 1950s and performed by groups of harmonized singers usually unaccompanied by instruments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doo-wop - 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
gospel singing, gospel - 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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