What does jazz mean?

Definitions for jazz
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wind, malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingnessnoun

    empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

    "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"

  2. jazznoun

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

  3. jazzverb

    a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

  4. jazzverb

    play something in the style of jazz

  5. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonkverb

    have sexual intercourse with

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Wiktionary

  1. jazznoun

    A musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.

  2. jazznoun

    Energy, excitement, excitability. Very lively.

  3. jazznoun

    The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.

  4. jazznoun

    Unspecified thing(s).

    I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera.

  5. jazznoun

    (with positive terms) Of excellent quality, the genuine article.

  6. jazznoun

    Nonsense.

    Stop talking jazz.

  7. jazzverb

    To play jazz music.

  8. jazzverb

    To dance to the tunes of jazz music.

  9. jazzverb

    To enliven, brighten up, make more colourful or exciting; excite

  10. jazzverb

    To complicate.

    Don't jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!

  11. jazzverb

    To have sex with.

  12. jazzverb

    To destroy.

    You've gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined.

  13. jazzverb

    To distract/pester.

    Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone.

  14. Etymology: From jass, from jasm, from African (compare Mandingo jasi, Temne yas).

Wikipedia

  1. Jazz

    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in European harmony and African rhythmic rituals.As jazz spread around the world, it drew on national, regional, and local musical cultures, which gave rise to different styles. New Orleans jazz began in the early 1910s, combining earlier brass band marches, French quadrilles, biguine, ragtime and blues with collective polyphonic improvisation. But jazz did not begin as a single musical tradition in New Orleans or elsewhere. In the 1930s, arranged dance-oriented swing big bands, Kansas City jazz (a hard-swinging, bluesy, improvisational style), and gypsy jazz (a style that emphasized musette waltzes) were the prominent styles. Bebop emerged in the 1940s, shifting jazz from danceable popular music toward a more challenging "musician's music" which was played at faster tempos and used more chord-based improvisation. Cool jazz developed near the end of the 1940s, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, linear melodic lines.The mid-1950s saw the emergence of hard bop, which introduced influences from rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues to small groups and particularly to saxophone and piano. Modal jazz developed in the late 1950s, using the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation, as did free jazz, which explored playing without regular meter, beat and formal structures. Jazz-rock fusion appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining jazz improvisation with rock music's rhythms, electric instruments, and highly amplified stage sound. In the early 1980s, a commercial form of jazz fusion called smooth jazz became successful, garnering significant radio airplay. Other styles and genres abound in the 21st century, such as Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz.

ChatGPT

  1. jazz

    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by its complex and often improvisational rhythms, horn ensembles, and distinctive swing and blue notes. It developed from roots in blues and ragtime, and has since birthed countless subgenres such as swing, bebop, and jazz fusion. Jazz has significantly influenced other music styles and has a profound impact on the development of music worldwide.

Wikidata

  1. Jazz

    Jazz is a music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, arguably earlier, within the African-American communities of the Southern United States. Its roots lie in the adoption by African-Americans of European harmony and form, taking on those European elements and combining them into their existing African-based music. Its African musical basis is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note. From its early development until the present day, jazz has also incorporated elements from popular music especially, in its early days, from American popular music. As the music has developed and spread around the world it has, since its early American beginnings, drawn on many different national, regional and local musical cultures, giving rise to many distinctive styles: New Orleans jazz dating from the early 1910s, big band swing, Kansas City jazz and Gypsy jazz from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s on down through Afro-Cuban jazz, West Coast jazz, ska jazz, cool jazz, Indo jazz, avant-garde jazz, soul jazz, modal jazz, chamber jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz in various forms, smooth jazz, jazz fusion and jazz rock, jazz funk, loft jazz, punk jazz, acid jazz, ethno jazz, jazz rap, cyber jazz, M-Base, nu jazz and other ways of playing the music.

Editors Contribution

  1. jazz

    Is a genre of music.

    Jazz is a popular music genre and is played and sung live in various venues around the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jazz' in Nouns Frequency: #2957

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jazz in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jazz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of jazz in a Sentence

  1. Ken Burns:

    We tend to think of Country Music as one thing, but it's always been many things, country Music omnivorously wants to grab cowboy music and western swing, and the Bakersfield sound and the Nashville sound, countrypolitan and all the various permutations of string bands up and down Appalachia, one of which branches off into a whole new genre called bluegrass. Country Music's never ending and Country Music's omnivorous and Country Music's not Country Music. Country Music's always been connected. There's no border. No passports required, that allows you to go into RB or allows you to go into jazz or allows you to go into folk or rock. It is, in fact, one of the parents of rock with RB.

  2. Mathieu Jaton:

    It's with emotion and pleasure that I welcome you to the Montreux Jazz Festival writing its 50th year of history. It was a dream to open the festival with the first artist to grace the stage, of course Charles Lloyd.

  3. Quin Snyder:

    I could not have asked for better owners in the Miller family and with Ryan and Ashley, they represent Utah Jazz in every good way and I know the team couldn't be in better hands with Ryan's ownership. He is fiercely proud of and committed to doing what is right for the Utah Jazz and bringing a championship to Utah.

  4. Nick Spitzer:

    Ellis Marsalis great love was jazz a la bebop Ellis Marsalis was a lover of Thelonious Monk and the idea that bebop was a music of freedom. But when Ellis Marsalis had to feed Ellis Marsalis family Ellis Marsalis played R n B and soul and rock and roll on Bourbon Street.

  5. Georges Niang:

    They blitzed us so our backs were up against the wall. We had to respond and we have a great group of guys that are resilient, so we got back to playing Jazz basketball.

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