a form of instrumental blues, especially for piano, using melodic variations over a constantly repeated bass figure.
- Also called boogie.
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How to use boogie-woogie in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for boogie-woogie
a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues
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