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be·bop

 (bē′bŏp′)
n. Music
Bop.

[Imitation of a two-note phrase in this music.]

be′bop′per n.

bebop

(ˈbiːbɒp)
n
(Pop Music) the full name for bop11
[C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music]
ˈbebopper n

bop1

(bɒp)

n., v. bopped, bop•ping. n.
1. Also called bebop. jazz marked by often dissonant harmony, fast tempos, eccentric rhythms, and melodic intricacy.
v.i.
2. to dance or move to bop music.
3. Slang. to move, go, or proceed.
[1945–50, Amer.]

bop2

(bɒp)

v. bopped, bop•ping,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.
n.
2. a blow.
[1935–40; alter. of bob3]

bebop

A form of jazz invented by black jazz artists in the United States in the 1940s who were determined to break free from the constraints of the big dance bands. Small groups of musicians were typical, playing at fast tempos, often extemporizing, and displaying great instrumental virtuosity. Also known as bop or rebop.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bebop - an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)bebop - an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Verb1.bebop - dance the bebopbebop - dance the bebop      
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations

bebop

[ˈbiːbɒp] Nbebop m

bebop

[ˈbiːbɒp] nbebop m
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