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bebop

[bee-bop] /ˈbiˌbɒp/
noun, Jazz.
1.
bop1 .
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing
Related forms
bebopper, noun
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Examples from the web for bebop
  • Groups playing bebop were smaller than the large swing orchestras.
  • Their style of jazz music was known as bebop or simply bop.
  • In the wake of bebop, jazz had become a music of enormous harmonic complexity.
  • Jazz drummer whose rhythmic innovations defined bebop.
  • Instead, bebop appeared to sound racing, nervous, and often fragmented.
British Dictionary definitions for bebop

bebop

/ˈbiːbɒp/
noun
1.
the full name for bop1 (sense 1)
Derived Forms
bebopper, noun
Word Origin
C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music
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Word Origin and History for bebop
n.

1944, from bebop, rebop, bop, nonsense words in jazz lyrics, attested from at least 1928. The style is associated with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bebop

bebop

Related Terms

bop


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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bebop in Technology
language
A language combining sequential and parallel logic programming, object-oriented and meta-level programming. Both don't know nondeterminism and stream AND-parallelism. Prolog theories are first order entities and may be updated or passed in messages. BeBOP is implemented by translation to NU-Prolog and PNU-Prolog.
(ftp://munnari.oz.au/pub/bebop.tar.Z).
E-mail: Andrew Davidson .
(1996-10-27)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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