verb (used with object)
- to excite or enliven.
- to accelerate.
verb (used without object)
- to add liveliness, vigor, or excitement to.
- to add ornamentation, color, or extra features to, in order to increase appeal or interest; embellish.
- to accelerate.
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Origin of jazz
OTHER WORDS FROM jazzjazz·er, noun
Words nearby jazz
Example sentences from the Web for jazzed
What were some of the storylines that you were most jazzed about in Season 5?'Archer Creator Adam Reed on 'Vice,' Season 6's 'Unreboot,' and New Characters|Marlow Stern|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one corner is the Tea Party and conservative wing that is jazzed up for either Rand Paul or Ted Cruz.
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British Dictionary definitions for jazzed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for jazzed (2 of 2)
- a kind of music of African-American origin, characterized by syncopated rhythms, solo and group improvisation, and a variety of harmonic idioms and instrumental techniques. It exists in a number of stylesCompare blues See also bebop, bop 1 (def. 1), Dixieland, free (def. 7), hard bop, harmolodics, mainstream (def. 2), modern jazz, New Orleans jazz, swing (def. 28), trad
- (as modifier)a jazz band
- (in combination)a jazzman
Derived forms of jazzjazzer, noun
Word Origin for jazz
Cultural definitions for jazzed
A form of American music that grew out of African-Americans' musical traditions at the beginning of the twentieth century. Jazz is generally considered a major contribution of the United States to the world of music. It quickly became a form of dance music, incorporating a “big beat” and solos by individual musicians. For many years, all jazz was improvised and taught orally, and even today jazz solos are often improvised. Over the years, the small groups of the original jazz players evolved into the “Big Bands” (led, for example, by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller), and finally into concert ensembles. Other famous jazz musicians include Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Ella Fitzgerald.