Complete Definition of "jazz"

see|Jazz
English

Etymology
Etymology uncertain. See also w:Origin of the word jazz|Origin of the word jazz in Wikipedia.

Pronunciation
IPA|/Ëʤæz/, SAMPA|/"dZ{z/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æz|-æz

Noun
en-noun|-

  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. 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?

  1. Unspecified thing(s).

#:I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera.

  1. (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.

  1. Nonsense.

#:Stop talking jazz.

Translations
trans-top|musical art form
Bosnian: t-|bs|džez|m
Croatian: t-|hr|džez|m
Danish: t-|da|jazz|c
Finnish: jazz, jatsi
French: t+|fr|jazz|m
German: t-|de|Jazz|m
Greek: t+|el|Ïζαζ|f|sc=Grek (tzaz)
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Korean: ì¬ì¦ (jaejeu)
Japanese: t+|ja|ã¸ã£ãº|trjazu|scJAchar
Mandarin: zh-ts|çµå£«æ¨|çµå£«ä¹ (juéshìyuè) or çµå£« (juéshì)
Russian: джаз (džaz) m
Serbian:

Slovene: t-|sl|džez|m, t-|sl|jazz|m
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ttbc|Arabic: اÙجاز
ttbc|Basque: jazz
ttbc|Bulgarian: джаз
ttbc|Catalan: jazz
ttbc|Czech: jazz
ttbc|Dutch: jazz
ttbc|Esperanto: ĵazo
ttbc|Estonian: džäss
ttbc|Galician: jazz
ttbc|Georgian: á¯ááá
ttbc|Hebrew: ×'×× (jaz)
ttbc|Hindi: à¤à¥à¤à¤¼
ttbc|Hungarian: dzsessz
ttbc|Icelandic: jazz
ttbc|Indonesian: jazz
ttbc|Irish: snagcheol
ttbc|Italian: jazz
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ttbc|Kannada: à²à²¾à²à³ ಸà²à²à³à²¤
ttbc|Latin: iazium
ttbc|Lithuanian: džiazas
ttbc|Norwegian: jazz
ttbc|Persian: جاز
ttbc|Polish: jazz
ttbc|Portuguese: jazz
ttbc|Quechua: jazz
ttbc|Romanian: jazz
ttbc|Slovak: džez
ttbc|Spanish: jazz
ttbc|Swedish: jazz
ttbc|Thai: à¹à¸à¹à¸ª
ttbc|Turkish: caz
ttbc|Ukrainian: джаз
ttbc|Urdu: جاز
ttbc|Vietnamese: nhạc jazz
ttbc|Welsh: jazz
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Verb
en-verb|jazzes|jazzing|jazzed

  1. To play jazz music.
  2. To dance to the tunes of jazz music.
  3. To complicate.

#:Don't jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!

  1. To destroy.

#:You've gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined.

  1. To distract/pester.

#:Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone.

Related terms
jazz up
jazzer
jazzy
acid jazz

Translations
trans-top|to play jazz music
Danish: spille jazz
Finnish: soittaa jazzia, jatsata
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trans-top|to dance to jazz music
Danish: jazze
Finnish: jatsata
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