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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bee-bop]
    • /ˈbiˌbɒp/
    • /ˈbiː.bɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bee-bop]
    • /ˈbiˌbɒp/

Definitions of bebop word

  • uncountable noun bebop Bebop is a form of jazz music with complex harmonies and rhythms. The abbreviation bop is also used. 3
  • abbreviation BEBOP bop2 3
  • abbreviation BEBOP bop1 . 1
  • noun bebop A type of jazz originating in the 1940s and characterized by complex harmony and rhythms. It is associated particularly with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of bebop (language)   A language combining sequential and parallel logic programming, object-oriented and meta-level programming. Both don't know nondeterminism and stream AND-parallelism. Prolog theories are first order entities and may be updated or passed in messages. BeBOP is implemented by translation to NU-Prolog and PNU-Prolog. E-mail: Andrew Davidson <[email protected]>. 1
  • noun bebop jazz music style 1

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Origin of bebop

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing

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Parts of speech for Bebop


bebop popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for bebop

noun bebop

  • bop — A bop is a dance.
  • swing — to play (music) in the style of swing.
  • blues — a feeling of depression or deep unhappiness
  • boogie — When you boogie, you dance to fast pop music.
  • boogie-woogie — a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues

Antonyms for bebop

noun bebop

  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.

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