Also called bebop. early modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, fast tempos and eccentric rhythms, intricate melodic lines punctuated by pop-tune phrases, and emphasizing the inventiveness of soloists.: Compare cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz.
Slang. to move, go, or proceed (often followed by on down): Let's bop on down to the party.
Other definitions for bop (2 of 2)
to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.
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How to use bop in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for bop (1 of 2)
a form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity: Originally called: bebop
informal a session of dancing to pop music
(intr) informal to dance to pop music
- bopper, noun
British Dictionary definitions for bop (2 of 2)
(tr) to strike; hit
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