jazz

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

Etymology uncertain. Probably from the Irish teas.

Pronunciation[edit]

A jazz band, The King & Carter Jazzing Orchestra, in 1921.

Noun[edit]

jazz (uncountable)

  1. (music) 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. Energy, excitement, excitability. Very lively.
  3. The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.
    What jazz were you referring to earlier?
    What is all this jazz lying around?
  4. Unspecified thing(s).
    I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera.
  5. (with positive terms) Of excellent quality, the genuine article.
    That show was the jazz! = That musical concert/television program was most enjoyable.
    This risotto is simply the jazz. = This risotto was cooked in the classic manner.
  6. Nonsense.
    Stop talking jazz.

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Verb[edit]

jazz (third-person singular simple present jazzes, present participle jazzing, simple past and past participle jazzed)

  1. To play jazz music.
  2. To dance to the tunes of jazz music.
  3. To enliven, brighten up, make more colourful or exciting; excite
  4. To complicate.
    Don’t jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!
  5. (transitive, US slang, dated) To have sex with.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, page 59:
      Jazzing?’ Temple whispered [...]. ‘Yes, putty-face!’ the woman said. ‘How do you suppose I paid that lawyer?’
  6. To destroy.
    You’ve gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined.
  7. To distract/pester.
    Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From English jazz.

Noun[edit]

jazz m (plural jazz)

  1. jazz

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

jazz m

  1. jazz

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

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Noun[edit]

jazz m (uncountable)

  1. jazz

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

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Noun[edit]

jazz

  1. jazz (style of music)

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

jazz m (uncountable)

  1. (music) jazz (music style)

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

jazz m (invariable)

  1. (music) jazz

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

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Noun[edit]

jazz m (definite singular jazzen)

  1. (uncountable) jazz (form of music)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

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Noun[edit]

jazz m (definite singular jazzen)

  1. (uncountable) jazz (form of music)

Polish[edit]

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jazz m

  1. jazz (music)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

jazz m (uncountable)

  1. (music) jazz (music genre)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From English jazz.

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Noun[edit]

jazz m (uncountable)

  1. jazz

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