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Definition 1: a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles - [noun denoting communication]

(jazz is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

(... is a kind of jazz ) singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument

(... is a kind of jazz ) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

(... is a kind of jazz ) traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s

(... is a kind of jazz ) any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940

(... is a kind of jazz ) jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation

(... is a kind of jazz ) an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar

(... is a kind of jazz ) jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat

(... is a kind of jazz ) an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)

(... is a kind of jazz ) an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)

(jazz is the domain which ... is member of) a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

(jazz is the domain which ... is member of) (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues

Definition 2: a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands - [noun denoting communication]

(jazz is a kind of ...) music to dance to

(jazz belongs to category ...) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Definition 3: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where jazz or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that's a lot of wind
  • don't give me any of that jazz

Synonyms for jazz in the sense of this definition

(jazz is a kind of ...) an exchange of ideas via conversation

"let's have more work and less talk around here"

Definition 4: have sexual intercourse with - [verb of contact]

Samples where jazz or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
  • Adam knew Eve
  • Were you ever intimate with this man?

Synonyms for jazz in the sense of this definition

(jazz is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of jazz ) have sex with; archaic use

"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

(... is a kind of jazz ) have sex without being married

(jazz has a similar meaning as ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Definition 5: play something in the style of jazz - [verb of creation]

(jazz is a kind of ...) replay (as a melody)

"Play it again, Sam" "She played the third movement very beautifully"

(jazz belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

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