boogie-woogie


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boog·ie-woog·ie

 (bo͝og′ē-wo͝og′ē, bo͞o′gē-wo͞o′gē)
n.
A style of blues piano playing characterized by a quick tempo, a repeated bass line, and a series of improvised variations in the treble.

[From African American Vernacular English, perhaps ultimately of West African origin and akin to Hausa bugi, form taken by the verb buga, to beat (drums), when preceding a noun object or to Mande bugɔ, to beat drums.]

boogie-woogie

(ˈbʊɡɪˈwʊɡɪ; ˈbuːɡɪˈwuːɡɪ)
n
(Jazz) a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues

boog•ie-woog•ie

(ˈbʊg iˈwʊg i, ˈbu giˈwu gi)

n.
a style of jazz piano blues featuring a constantly repeated bass figure and melodic improvisation in the treble.
[1925–30, Amer.; rhyming compound]

boogie-woogie

A jazz piano style based on blues guitar, with a strong, repetitive left-hand bass line and usually having eight beats to the bar. An early boogie-woogie hit was “Honky Tonk Train Blues” released in the 1930s by Meade “Lux” Lewis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boogie-woogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)boogie-woogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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boogie-woogie

[ˈbuːgɪˌwuːgɪ] Nbugui-bugui m

boogie-woogie

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