scat-singing

scat singing

noun Jazz.
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:
1925–30

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scat singing

noun
singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument [syn: scat
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