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boogie-woogie

[ boog-ee-woog-ee, boo-gee-woo-gee ]
/ ˈbʊg iˈwʊg i, ˈbu giˈwu gi /
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noun Jazz.
a form of instrumental blues, especially for piano, using melodic variations over a constantly repeated bass figure.
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Also called boogie.

Origin of boogie-woogie

1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound perhaps based on boogie

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British Dictionary definitions for boogie-woogie

boogie-woogie
/ (ˈbʊɡɪˈwʊɡɪ, ˈbuːɡɪˈwuːɡɪ) /

noun
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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