See also Jazz

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Template:Lou[[Category:Template:Lou derivations|Jazz]] [[jass#Template:Lou|jass]] (Congo dances of New Orleans), from [[jasm#Template:Lou|jasm]] (energy, drive), from African (cf. Mandingo [[jasi#Template:Mnk|jasi]], Temne [[yas#Template:Tem|yas]]).

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Jazz

Plural
-

Jazz (-)

  1. (music) 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.
  2. Energy, excitement, excitability. Very lively.
  3. The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.
    What jazz were you referring to earlier?
    What is all this jazz lying around?
  4. Unspecified thing(s).
    I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera.
  5. (with positive terms) Of excellent quality, the genuine article.
    That show was the jazz! = That musical concert/television program was most enjoyable.
    This risotto is simply the jazz. = This risotto was cooked in the classic manner.
  6. Nonsense.
    Stop talking jazz.

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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Jazz

Third person singular
jazzes

Simple past
jazzed

Past participle
-

Present participle
jazzing

to Jazz (third-person singular simple present jazzes, present participle jazzing, simple past and past participle jazzed)

  1. To play jazz music.
  2. To dance to the tunes of jazz music.
  3. To enliven, brighten up, make more colourful or exciting; excite
  4. To complicate.
    Don’t jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!
  5. To destroy.
    You’ve gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined.
  6. To distract/pester.
    Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone.

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Catalan[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From English jazz.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Jazz m. inv.

  1. jazz

Czech[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Jazz m.

  1. jazz

Dutch[edit | edit source]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Noun[edit | edit source]

Jazz m.

  1. jazz

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French[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Jazz m (usually uncountable)

  1. (music) jazz (music style)

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Italian[edit | edit source]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit | edit source]

English

Noun[edit | edit source]

jazz m. inv.

  1. (music) jazz

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Spanish[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Jazz m. (uncountable)

  1. jazz

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