bebop /ˈbiːbɒp/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a type of jazz originating in the 1940s and characterized by complex harmony and rhythms. It is associated particularly with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.
II. derivatives

bebopper
noun


– origin 1940s (originally US): imitative of the typical rhythm of this music.

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