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scat singing

noun, Jazz.
1.
singing in which the singer substitutes improvised nonsense syllables for the words of a song, and tries to sound and phrase like a musical instrument.
Origin of scat singing
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • He invented scat singing, which is singing without clear words and using nonsense syllables instead.

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