boppish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bop +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

boppish (comparative more boppish, superlative most boppish)

  1. (jazz) In the bop style
    • 1990, John Chilton, The Song of the Hawk[1], →ISBN, page 226:
      The strategy of using two standard tunes and two boppish originals on the first session (23 February 1945) set the pattern for subsequent dates.
    • 2004, Todd S. Jenkins, Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia (page 234)
      With the exception of the leader's boppish title tune, the album is filled with anarchistic jazz reduxes of Nichols, Ellington, Kurt Weill, and Cole Porter.

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