doo-wop

[ doo-wop ]
/ ˈduˌwɒp /

noun Popular Music.

a style of small-group vocal harmonizing, commercialized as a type of so-called street singing in the 1950s, in which words and nonsense syllables are chanted in rhythmic harmony to support the stylized melody of the lead singer.

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Origin of doo-wop

representing the chanted syllables

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British Dictionary definitions for doo-wop

doo-wop
/ (ˈduːˌwɒp) /

noun

rhythm-and-blues harmony vocalizing developed by unaccompanied street-corner groups in the US in the 1950s

Word Origin for doo-wop

C20: of imitative origin
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