bebop

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Noun[edit]

bebop (uncountable)

  1. (music) An early form of modern jazz played by small groups and featuring driving rhythms and complex, often dissonant harmonies.

Verb[edit]

bebop (third-person singular simple present bebops, present participle bebopping, simple past and past participle bebopped)

  1. To participate in bebop jazz, such as by dancing in a way associated with the genre
    • 1988 September 2, Bill Wyman, “Terms of interment: retrospecting the Ramones and the Clash”, Chicago Reader:
      Six months into their career, the Clash already showed themselves the equal of any rock band that had come before them, simply by assaulting the last frontier of rock mythology: the notion that the rock audience, like some sort of bebopping proletariat, was a receptacle of goodness and hope, and that rock 'n' roll offered redemption.
    • 2007 November 26, Brooks Barnes, “Laugh Lines in the Hollywood Strike”, New York Times:
      “The studios think we are having a horrible time out here,” said Richard Potter, a screenwriter who made “Strike Dancing,” a YouTube video showing pickets bebopping in formation to “Play That Funky Music.”

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bebop

  1. bebop

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