scat singing


noun Jazz.

singing in which the singer substitutes improvised nonsense syllables for the words of a song, and tries to sound and phrase like a musical instrument.

Nearby words

  1. scarsdale,
  2. scart,
  3. scarves,
  4. scary,
  5. scat,
  6. scat-,
  7. scatback,
  8. scatemia,
  9. scathe,
  10. scathing

Origin of scat singing

First recorded in 1925–30

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