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jazz

 (jăz)
n.
1. Music
a. A style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns and, more recently, a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom.
b. Big band dance music.
2. Slang
a. Animation; enthusiasm.
b. Nonsense.
c. Miscellaneous, unspecified things: brought the food and all the jazz to go with it.
v. jazzed, jazz·ing, jazz·es
v.tr.
1. Music To play in a jazz style.
2. Slang
a. To utter exaggerations or lies to: Don't jazz me.
b. To give great pleasure to; excite: The surprise party jazzed the guest of honor.
c. To cause to accelerate.
v.intr. Slang
To exaggerate or lie.
Phrasal Verb:
jazz up Slang
To make more interesting; enliven: jazzed up the living area with beaded curtains.

[Originally, vim, vigor, pep, copulation, semen, perhaps shortening of earlier jasm, vim, vigor and akin to jism.]

jazz′er n.
jazz′ish adj.

jazz

(dʒæz)
n
1. (Jazz)
a. a kind of music of African-American origin, characterized by syncopated rhythms, solo and group improvisation, and a variety of harmonic idioms and instrumental techniques. It exists in a number of styles. Compare blues See also bebop, bop11, Dixieland, free7, hard bop, harmolodics, mainstream2, modern jazz, New Orleans jazz, swing28, trad
b. (as modifier): a jazz band.
c. (in combination): a jazzman.
2. informal enthusiasm or liveliness
3. slang rigmarole; paraphernalia: legal papers and all that jazz.
4. slang obsolete African-American sexual intercourse
5. slang South African a dance
vb
6. (Jazz) (intr) to play or dance to jazz music
7. slang obsolete African-American to have sexual intercourse with (a person)
[C20: of unknown origin]
ˈjazzer n

jazz

(dʒæz)
n.
1. music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisatory, virtuosic solos, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism to atonality.
2. a style of dance music marked by some of the features of jazz.
3. Slang. liveliness; spirit; excitement.
4. Slang. insincere or pretentious talk.
5. Slang. similar or related but unspecified things: We like sightseeing, museums, and all that jazz.
v.t.
6. to play (music) in the manner of jazz.
7. Slang.
a. to excite or enliven.
b. to accelerate.
v.i.
8. Slang. to act or proceed with great energy or liveliness.
9. jazz up, Slang.
a. to enliven.
b. to embellish.
[1910–15, Amer.]

jazz


Past participle: jazzed
Gerund: jazzing

Imperative
jazz
jazz
Present
I jazz
you jazz
he/she/it jazzes
we jazz
you jazz
they jazz
Preterite
I jazzed
you jazzed
he/she/it jazzed
we jazzed
you jazzed
they jazzed
Present Continuous
I am jazzing
you are jazzing
he/she/it is jazzing
we are jazzing
you are jazzing
they are jazzing
Present Perfect
I have jazzed
you have jazzed
he/she/it has jazzed
we have jazzed
you have jazzed
they have jazzed
Past Continuous
I was jazzing
you were jazzing
he/she/it was jazzing
we were jazzing
you were jazzing
they were jazzing
Past Perfect
I had jazzed
you had jazzed
he/she/it had jazzed
we had jazzed
you had jazzed
they had jazzed
Future
I will jazz
you will jazz
he/she/it will jazz
we will jazz
you will jazz
they will jazz
Future Perfect
I will have jazzed
you will have jazzed
he/she/it will have jazzed
we will have jazzed
you will have jazzed
they will have jazzed
Future Continuous
I will be jazzing
you will be jazzing
he/she/it will be jazzing
we will be jazzing
you will be jazzing
they will be jazzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jazzing
you have been jazzing
he/she/it has been jazzing
we have been jazzing
you have been jazzing
they have been jazzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jazzing
you will have been jazzing
he/she/it will have been jazzing
we will have been jazzing
you will have been jazzing
they will have been jazzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jazzing
you had been jazzing
he/she/it had been jazzing
we had been jazzing
you had been jazzing
they had been jazzing
Conditional
I would jazz
you would jazz
he/she/it would jazz
we would jazz
you would jazz
they would jazz
Past Conditional
I would have jazzed
you would have jazzed
he/she/it would have jazzed
we would have jazzed
you would have jazzed
they would have jazzed

jazz

An improvised Afro-American musical idiom. Although its melodies and harmonies are influenced by European music, its rhythms are fundamentally African. Jazz is marked by evolutionary changes that represent more than simple fashion or responses to social change. Its unusual rhythms and complex harmony arrangements combined with a mix of technique and improvisation have influenced everything in its wake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jazz - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
2.jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
scat, scat singing - singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
jazz - a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
bebop, bop - an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
boogie, boogie-woogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
cool jazz - jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
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
hot jazz - jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
modern jazz, neo jazz, new jazz - any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
trad - traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s
jive, swing music, swing - a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
3.jazz - a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
dance music - music to dance to
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Verb1.jazz - play something in the style of jazz
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
2.jazz - have sexual intercourse withjazz - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
neck, make out - kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
have, take - have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
fornicate - have sex without being married
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
Translations
jazzdžezdžezový
jazz
jazzjatsi
džez
dzsessz
djass
ジャズ
재즈
džiazasdžiazodžiazo stiliaus
džeza-džezs
džez
džezjazz
džezџез
jazz
ดนตรีแจ๊ส
nhạc jazz

jazz

[dʒæz]
A. N
1. (Mus) → jazz m
2. (= talk) → palabrería f
and all that jazzy otras cosas por el estilo
don't give me that jazz!¡no me vengas con cuentos!
B. CPD jazz ballet Njazz-ballet m
jazz band Norquesta f de jazz
jazz up VT + ADV
1. (Mus) → sincopar
2. (fig) [+ party] → animar; [+ room] → alegrar

jazz

[ˈdʒæz] n (= music) → jazz m
and all that jazz → et tout le bataclan
jazz up
vt sep
[+ place, decor] → animer, égayer; [+ outfit] → égayer
[+ number, version, tune] → mettre au goût du jourjazz band norchestre m de jazz, groupe m de jazzjazz club nclub m de jazz

jazz

n
(Mus) → Jazz m
(inf: = talk) → Getön nt (inf), → Gewäsch nt (pej); … and all that jazz… und all so ’n Zeug (inf), → … und das ganze Drum und Dran (inf) attrJazz-; jazz bandJazzband f; jazz musicJazzmusik f, → Jazz m
vi (dated: = play jazz) → jazzen, Jazz machen

jazz

:
jazz ballet
nJazzballett nt
jazzman
n pl <-men> → Jazzer m
jazz rock
nJazz-Rock m

jazz

[dʒæz] n (Mus) → jazz m
...and all that jazz (fig) (fam, usu pej) → ... eccetera eccetera
jazz up vt + adv
a. (party, room, outfit) → vivacizzare
b. (Mus) (play) → suonare a ritmo di jazz; (arrange) → adattare a ritmo di jazz

jazz

(dʒaz) noun
popular music of American Negro origin. She prefers jazz to classical music; (also adjective) a jazz musician.
ˈjazzy adjective
1. bright or bold in colour or design. a jazzy shirt.
2. of or like jazz. jazzy music.

jazz

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