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Jazz   /dʒæz/   Listen
Jazz

noun
1.
Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk.  Synonyms: idle words, malarkey, malarky, nothingness, wind.  "Don't give me any of that jazz"
2.
A genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles.
3.
A style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands.



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"Jazz" Quotes from Famous Books



... listening to the radio—he is fond of good jazz—and driving out in the country. He loves speed. An American friend who some years ago accompanied him on a motor trip from Milan to Venice groaned when the speedometer began hovering around 78. "What's the matter with ...
— The World's Great Men of Music - Story-Lives of Master Musicians • Harriette Brower

... tied up till Larry comes." Barney turned back to Maggie. "I say, sister, how about robing yourself in your raiment of joy and coming with yours truly to a palace of jazz, there to dine and show the populace what ...
— Children of the Whirlwind • Leroy Scott

... months of their gay life in Sixty-Seventh Street Hosey Brewster never once sang "The Dying Cowboy's Lament," nor whistled "In the Sweet By-and-By." No; he whistled not at all, or when he did, gay bits of jazz heard at the theatre or in a restaurant the night before. He deceived no one, least of all himself. Sometimes his voice would trail off into nothingness, but he would catch the tune and toss it up again, heavily, as though it were ...
— Half Portions • Edna Ferber

... eight. There are the girls slamming doors in the first jazz number," said Sally. "Come along, Bobbie, and smile your warmest. Then we shall defy fate for a few ...
— Jane Allen: Junior • Edith Bancroft

... lopping off the greater part of the premise. For these writers seem to hold that the only important question for the white men of South Africa is, how indefinitely to grow fat on ostrich feathers and diamond mines, and dance jazz dances over the misery and degradation of a whole race of fellow-beings of a different colour from their own. Possibly they believe that moral laws have a special domesticated breed of comfortable concessions for the service of the people in power. Possibly ...
— Creative Unity • Rabindranath Tagore



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