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My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
Mose Allison

Meaning of "jazz" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JAZZ

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JAZZ

jazz  [dʒæz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAZZ

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jazz is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb jazz in English.

WHAT DOES JAZZ MEAN IN ENGLISH?

jazz

Jazz

Jazz is a genre of American music that originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the Southern United States as a combination of European harmony and forms with African musical elements such as blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note. Jazz has also incorporated elements of American popular music. As jazz spread around the world, it drew on different national, regional, and local musical cultures, giving rise to many distinctive styles: New Orleans jazz dating from the early 1910s, big band swing, Kansas City jazz and Gypsy jazz from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, Afro-Cuban jazz, West Coast jazz, ska jazz, cool jazz, Indo jazz, avant-garde jazz, soul jazz, modal jazz, chamber jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion and jazz rock, jazz funk, loft jazz, punk jazz, acid jazz, ethno jazz, jazz rap, M-Base and nu jazz. Louis Armstrong, one of the most famous musicians in jazz, said to Bing Crosby on the latter's radio show, "Ah, swing, well, we used to call it syncopation, then they called it ragtime, then blues, then jazz. Now, it's swing." In a 1988 interview, jazz musician J. J.

Definition of jazz in the English dictionary

The first definition of jazz in the dictionary is enthusiasm or liveliness. Other definition of jazz is rigmarole; paraphernalia. Jazz is also sexual intercourse.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO JAZZ

PRESENT

Present
I jazz
you jazz
he/she/it jazzes
we jazz
you jazz
they jazz
Present continuous
I am jazzing
you are jazzing
he/she/it is jazzing
we are jazzing
you are jazzing
they are jazzing
Present perfect
I have jazzed
you have jazzed
he/she/it has jazzed
we have jazzed
you have jazzed
they have jazzed
Present perfect continuous
I have been jazzing
you have been jazzing
he/she/it has been jazzing
we have been jazzing
you have been jazzing
they have been jazzing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I jazzed
you jazzed
he/she/it jazzed
we jazzed
you jazzed
they jazzed
Past continuous
I was jazzing
you were jazzing
he/she/it was jazzing
we were jazzing
you were jazzing
they were jazzing
Past perfect
I had jazzed
you had jazzed
he/she/it had jazzed
we had jazzed
you had jazzed
they had jazzed
Past perfect continuous
I had been jazzing
you had been jazzing
he/she/it had been jazzing
we had been jazzing
you had been jazzing
they had been jazzing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will jazz
you will jazz
he/she/it will jazz
we will jazz
you will jazz
they will jazz
Future continuous
I will be jazzing
you will be jazzing
he/she/it will be jazzing
we will be jazzing
you will be jazzing
they will be jazzing
Future perfect
I will have jazzed
you will have jazzed
he/she/it will have jazzed
we will have jazzed
you will have jazzed
they will have jazzed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been jazzing
you will have been jazzing
he/she/it will have been jazzing
we will have been jazzing
you will have been jazzing
they will have been jazzing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would jazz
you would jazz
he/she/it would jazz
we would jazz
you would jazz
they would jazz
Conditional continuous
I would be jazzing
you would be jazzing
he/she/it would be jazzing
we would be jazzing
you would be jazzing
they would be jazzing
Conditional perfect
I would have jazz
you would have jazz
he/she/it would have jazz
we would have jazz
you would have jazz
they would have jazz
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been jazzing
you would have been jazzing
he/she/it would have been jazzing
we would have been jazzing
you would have been jazzing
they would have been jazzing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you jazz
we let´s jazz
you jazz
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to jazz
Past participle
jazzed
Present Participle
jazzing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAZZ


Hedjaz
hiːˈdʒæz
Hejaz
hiːˈdʒæz
Hijaz
hiːˈdʒæz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAZZ

jazy
jazz age
jazz ballet
jazz band
jazz club
jazz hands
jazz mag
jazz rock
jazz up
jazzbo
jazzed
jazzed-up
jazzer
jazzier
jazziest
jazzily
jazziness
jazzlike
jazzman
jazzmen

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAZZ

acid jazz
barrel-house jazz
free jazz
hot jazz
modern jazz
New Orleans jazz
pazazz
pazzazz
pizazz
pizzazz
pzazz
razz
razzamatazz
razzmatazz
trad jazz
wazz
West Coast jazz

Synonyms and antonyms of jazz in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «jazz» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAZZ

Find out the translation of jazz to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jazz from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jazz» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

爵士乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jazz
570 millions of speakers

English

jazz
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जाज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُوسِيقِى الـجَّازُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

джаз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jazz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্যাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jazz
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jazz
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Jazz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジャズ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재즈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jazz
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạc jazz
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜாஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जॅझ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

caz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

jazz
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jazz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

джаз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

jaz
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τζαζ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jazz
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

jazz
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jazz
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jazz

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAZZ»

The term «jazz» is very widely used and occupies the 3.883 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAZZ» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «jazz» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «jazz» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about jazz

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10 QUOTES WITH «JAZZ»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word jazz.
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Casey Abrams
You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard.
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Mose Allison
My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
3
Herb Alpert
I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.
4
Chris Barber
Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
5
Walter Becker
My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.
6
Dave Brubeck
I knew even if I'm a cowboy, I'm going to be involved in jazz in some way.
7
Ken Burns
The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts.
8
Ken Burns
Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.
9
Alex Clare
Growing up, I listened to a lot of jazz and blues records - John Coltrane and Etta James. I was also really into Radiohead and the BeeGees.
10
Jim Coleman
As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAZZ»

Discover the use of jazz in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jazz and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Jazz Theory Book
The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published!
Mark Levine, 2011
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The Jazz Piano Book
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published!
Mark Levine, 2011
3
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.
Donald Miller, 2012
4
Jazz
Plates of the artist's works in cut paper are accompanied by his writings With this book you hold an artist's spirit in your hands.
Henri Matisse, 1992
5
The History of Jazz
Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy ...
Ted Gioia, 2011
6
Jazz singer's handbook
A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.
Michele Weir, 2005
7
The Oxford Companion to Jazz
A listener's guide to jazz brings together sixty essays on the history, performers, characteristics, and influence of jazz music.
Bill Kirchner, 2005
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Jazz
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.
Walter Dean Myers, 2006
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JAZZ
The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture.
Brian Harker, 2005
10
Complete Jazz Guitar Method
Jazz-guitarskole i improvisation.
Jody Fisher, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAZZ»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jazz is used in the context of the following news items.
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Detroit Nonprofit Working To Save City's Jazz History « CBS Detroit
The nonprofit Detroit Sound Conservancy is trying to salvage items belonging to the former Graystone International Jazz Museum collection left ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
2
Syracuse Jazz Fest sets the pace Friday with... jazz (review …
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The 33rd edition of the Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest led off Friday with a full day of jazz at Onondaga Community College. «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
3
Utah Jazz bucking NBA's small-ball trend | The Salt Lake Tribune
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) goes one-on-one with Boston Celtics guard C.J. Fair (49), in Utah Jazz ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
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Utah Jazz beat Lakers in summer league finale | The Salt Lake …
Utah Jazz's Bryce Cotton drives into Washington Wizards' Traevon Jackson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Jazz Fest moves indoors due to weather concerns | WAVY-TV
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Jazz Fest website: https://festevents.org/events/2015-season-events/norfolk-jazz-festival/ ... «WAVY-TV, Jul 15»
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Native Jazz swings at fine arts camp | KCAW
The Native Jazz Workshop comes to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp every summer, and is now in its 4th year. Vanessa Walker/KCAW photo. «KCAW, Jul 15»
7
Route 66 Summerfest features a full jazz lineup | KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It's a big weekend for fun and jazz in Albuquerque with the Route 66 Summerfest celebration coinciding with the ... «KRQE News 13, Jul 15»
8
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival returns to St. Johns Bridge for 35th …
The rhythms bouncing off the hill below St. Johns Bridge during the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival brought many listeners to their feet to dance ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Jazz vocalist comes from the Big Apple to The Bedford Arms …
TAKING time out from playing the jazz bars and cafés of New York, one of the most promising jazz vocalists of his generation is paying a flying ... «Bedfordshire News, Jul 15»
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson Throws Down Poster Dunk on Utah Jazz
During the Lakers' Friday afternoon game against the Utah Jazz, the 6'5" combo guard redirected cameras back to him. When Jazz forward ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

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