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Ragtime vs. Jazz

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Ragtimenoun

A musical form having a rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment.

Jazznoun

(music genre) 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.

Ragtimenoun

A piece of music in this style.

Jazznoun

Energy, excitement, excitability.

Ragtimenoun

a rhythm with a regular accompaniment in two-four time and a melody characterized by syncopation, first recognized in many negro melodies; also a style of American music in this rhythm.

Jazznoun

The substance or makeup of a thing.

‘What jazz were you referring to earlier?’; ‘What is all this jazz lying around?’;

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Ragtimenoun

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Jazznoun

Unspecified thing(s).

Ragtime

Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1919. Its cardinal trait is its syncopated or rhythm.

‘ragged’;

Jazznoun

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

Jazznoun

Nonsense.

‘Stop talking jazz.’;

Jazzverb

To destroy.

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Jazzverb

To play (jazz music).

Jazzverb

To dance to the tunes of jazz music.

Jazzverb

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

Jazzverb

To complicate.

Jazzverb

To have sex for money, to prostitute oneself.

Jazzverb

(intransitive) To move (around/about) in a lively or frivolous manner; to fool around.

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Jazzverb

To distract/pester.

Jazznoun

A type of music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles, but generally featuring intricate rhythms, improvisation, prominent solo segments, and great freedom in harmonic idiom played frequently in a polyphonic style, on various instruments including horn, saxophone, piano and percussion, but rarely stringed instruments.

Jazznoun

empty or insincere or exaggerated talk; as, don't give me any of that jazz.

Jazznoun

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

Jazznoun

empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk;

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

Jazznoun

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

Jazznoun

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

Jazzverb

play something in the style of jazz

Jazzverb

have sexual intercourse with;

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

Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 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, linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage.

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