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scat singing

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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.

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Also called scat [skat] /skæt/ .

Origin of scat singing

First recorded in 1925–30
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