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Meaning of "Bo Diddley beat" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BO DIDDLEY BEAT

Named after Bo Diddley (1929–2008), US rhythm-and-blues performer and songwriter.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BO DIDDLEY BEAT

Bo Diddley beat  [ˌbəʊ ˈdɪdlɪ ˈbiːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BO DIDDLEY BEAT

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Bo Diddley beat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BO DIDDLEY BEAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bo Diddley beat

Bo Diddley beat

The Bo Diddley Beat is a kind of syncopated five-accent clave rhythm. The Bo Diddley beat is named after Bo Diddley, who introduced and popularised the beat. Although Bo Diddley was a rhythm and blues musician essentially, the beat is widely used in rock and roll and pop music.

Definition of Bo Diddley beat in the English dictionary

The definition of Bo Diddley beat in the dictionary is a type of syncopated Black rhythm, frequently used in rock music.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BO DIDDLEY BEAT


analphabete
ænˈælfəˌbiːt
backbeat
ˈbækˌbiːt
beat
biːt
beet
biːt
bluebeat
ˈbluːˌbiːt
breakbeat
ˈbreɪkˌbiːt
browbeat
ˈbraʊˌbiːt
deadbeat
ˈdɛdˌbiːt
downbeat
ˈdaʊnˌbiːt
drumbeat
ˈdrʌmˌbiːt
heartbeat
ˈhɑːtˌbiːt
newsbeat
ˈnjuːzˌbiːt
offbeat
ˈɒfˌbiːt
onbeat
ˈɒnˌbiːt
overbeat
ˌəʊvəˈbiːt
Ruhrgebiet
ˈruːrɡəˌbiːt
sunbeat
ˈsʌnˌbiːt
swingbeat
ˈswɪŋˌbiːt
upbeat
ˈʌpˌbiːt
worldbeat
ˈwɜːldˌbiːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BO DIDDLEY BEAT

BMR
BMus
BMX
bn
BNA
BNFL
BNP
bo
bo tree
bo-peep
bo´s´n
boa
boa constrictor
Boa Vista
boab
Boabdil
BOAC
Boadicea
boak
Boanerges

WORDS THAT END LIKE BO DIDDLEY BEAT

big beat
cheat
dead beat
defeat
drybeat
eat
feat
great
heat
in the driver´s seat
meat
Mersey beat
neat
pulsebeat
repeat
seat
sweat
threat
treat
wing beat

Synonyms and antonyms of Bo Diddley beat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Bo Diddley beat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BO DIDDLEY BEAT

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The translations of Bo Diddley beat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Bo Diddley beat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

博Diddley拍
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Bo Diddley ritmo
570 millions of speakers

English

Bo Diddley beat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बो Diddley हराया
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بو Diddley نبض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Бо Диддли бить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Bo Diddley batida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বো ডিদিলে বীট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Bo Diddley rythme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bo Diddley mengalahkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bo Diddley Beat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボ·ディドリー·ビート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보 Diddley 비트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bo Diddley kalah
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Bo Diddley beat
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போ டிட்லி பீட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बो डिडले पराभूत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bo Diddley yendi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Bo Diddley battito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Bo Diddley rytm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бо Діддлі бити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Bo Diddley beat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Bo Diddley κτύπησε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Bo Diddley beat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Bo Diddley kryssen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Bo Diddley valdet
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BO DIDDLEY BEAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Bo Diddley beat

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BO DIDDLEY BEAT»

Discover the use of Bo Diddley beat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Bo Diddley beat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Music in America:The Beat Goes On
RHYTHM The dominant rhythm—heard at firstjust by itself—is the Bo Diddley beat. Fast tempo, but no steady timekeeping; only Bo Diddley beat measures time. TEXTU RE Rich texture: voice/lead instrument plus secondary horn parts ( riffs, ...
Michael Campbell, 2012
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Rock and Roll: An Introduction
The circuitous transformation of the clave rhythm into the Bo Diddley beat is just one of several unanswered questions about one of the most fascinating musicians of the rock era. The questions begin with his name. He was born in McComb, ...
Michael Campbell, James Brody, 2007
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All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues
For the first time the Bo Diddley beat appears nowhere on one of his albums. There is one good blues here, however, in "Evelce." the only Bo original on Big Bad Bo. featuring a powerful performance by The Originator, working for most of its ...
Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, 2003
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Rock the Nation: Latin/o Identities and the Latin Rock Diaspora
It is not difficult to recall the famous 'Bo Diddley beat,' otherwise known as the ' shave and a haircut' beat, the 'hambone' beat, or the 'Willie and the Hand Jive' beat (see previous note on Johnny Otis, frontman for The Fiestas). 'I Want Candy' by ...
Roberto Avant-Mier, 2010
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Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the ...
There hadn't been a sound on Chess or Checker quite like this before. Bo Diddley played his guitar like a percussion instrument, propelling the music forward. The Bo Diddley beat became his signature: 104 I SPINNING BLUES INTO GOLD.
Nadine Cohodas, 2001
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A Blues Bibliography
“The Bo Diddley Beat Just Keeps Jangling Along.” Newsday [New York] (19 Dec 1995). Cotten, Lee. “Bo Diddley,” in Shake Rattle & Roll. Vol. 1: 1955, pp. 251– 252. Ann Arbor: Popular Culture, 1989. Creamer, Beverley. “He Wants Everyone to ...
Robert Ford, 2008
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Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer
But it just so happens that this “everything else” is the area in which Bo Diddley made many ofhis contributions to American popular music. The Bo Diddley sound and the so-called Bo Diddley beat—actually more a rhythmic complex, and a ...
Robert Palmer, Anthony DeCurtis, 2011
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Percussion: Drumming, Beating, Striking
Specifically, I will turn my attention to one of the signature "beats" of rock-and-roll — the so-called Bo Diddley beat— and to a crucial aspect of what I have called lactification: the white covering of a black tune. First released on the posthumous  ...
John Mowitt, 2002
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All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul
He tries for a similar sound on "I Wonder Why (People Don't Like Me)" and " Brother Bear" In addition to the title track (which is not the Hank Williams tune), the Bo Diddley beat gets a workout on "La La La." "Rain Man," and "Bo Diddlcy's  ...
Vladimir Bogdanov, 2003
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Chicago Portraits: New Edition
The Bo Diddley beat was an African-based 4/4 rhythm pattern similar to a style called hambone that street performers used by slapping their arms, legs, chest, and cheeks while chanting rhymes. The beat was picked up by countless other rock ...
June Skinner Sawyers, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BO DIDDLEY BEAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Bo Diddley beat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Grateful Dead, at the end of the end
Over and over, clapping out its Bo Diddley beat — even louder when the band left the stage. English-football-hooligan loud. Strangers kissed ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Nostalgia Bomb: Five Bo Diddley Essentials
His distinctive choppy guitar riff that became the “Bo Diddley Beat” was first recorded and released on this single. This syncopated guitar rhythm ... «Monsters and Critics.com, Jun 15»
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Against Me! rallies troops with political punk at Altar Bar
... and “Bamboo Bones” substituted out an acoustic guitar for its electric lead, a new interpretation of that Bo Diddley beat that really brought the ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 15»
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The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley
Much ink has been spilled in an attempt to figure out just where the oft-imitated Bo Diddley beat came from. But to meet Diddley, who's in ... «RollingStone.com, May 15»
5
23 ways of looking at LeBron James
It's almost a Bo Diddley beat: step, step, step, stepGO, and then James indeed is gone, right past Carroll for a jumper. James scores seven of ... «Yahoo Sports, May 15»
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'That's Pep!': The Story Behind Devo's 'Freedom of Choice' Outlier
... alternates with a pert guitar's (admittedly within-rock-lexicon) Bo Diddley beat, like it's trying to force a good mood on an ill-fated predicament. «RollingStone.com, May 15»
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Lord Huron Bases New Album on Fictional Arizona Author
... a rockabilly singer meeting his fateful end, with its Bo Diddley beat used as a musical shorthand to push listeners into the world of the song. «Phoenix New Times, May 15»
8
Ink's Middle of the Map Fest spreads its musical glory to Westport on …
Highlights included the spaghetti Western-influenced “The World Ender” and “Fool for Love,” a new song driven by the Bo Diddley beat. «Kansas City Star, Apr 15»
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The Who prepped Atlanta for a fond farewell
“Magic Bus” certainly loosened up the crowd with its propulsive Bo Diddley beat, and Daltrey delivered some fine harmonica work. During the ... «Creative Loafing Atlanta, Apr 15»
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Whitehorse talks touring with a baby, new sound
The result is an album that plays on themes of the urban-suburban divide and adventurous love, from the propulsive Bo Diddley beat of hit ... «MetroNews Canada, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bo Diddley beat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bo-diddley-beat>. Jan 2021 ».
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