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Jazz appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife. (41 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb jazz:

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Definition of the noun jazz

What does jazz mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jazzes

  1. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  2. a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: popular music / popular music genre = any genre of music having wide appeal
    • more specific terms:
      • scat singing / scat = singing jazz
      • bebop / bop = an early form of modern jazz
      • boogie-woogie / boogie = an instrumental version of the blues
      • cool jazz = jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
      • funk = an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul
      • hot jazz = jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
      • modern jazz / neo jazz / new jazz = any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
      • trad = traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s
      • swing music / swing / jive = a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
  3. a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

Alternative definition of the noun jazz


  1. [music] A musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
  2. Energy, excitement, excitability. Very lively.
  3. The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.
  4. Unspecified thing(s).
  5. (with positive terms) Of excellent quality, the genuine article.
  6. See Nonsense.

Definition of the verb jazz

What does jazz mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: jazzed | jazzing | jazzes

  1. play something in the style of jazz
    • example: They will jazz the duet
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: play / spiel = replay
  2. have sexual intercourse with


  1. Jazz: Carlene Denise Moore-Begnaud is an American professional wrestler, signed to Women Superstars Uncensored under the ring name Jazz since 2007. She is best known for her tenure in Extreme Championship Wrestling, and in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment as a WWE Diva, where she was a two-time Women's Champion.
  2. Jazz a.k.a. DJ Jazzy Jeff: Jeffrey Allen Townes, also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply Jazz, is an American hip hop and R&B disc jockey, record producer, turntablist and actor who is best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
  3. Jazz a.k.a. Joshua Dionisio: Ralph Joshua Dela Cruz Dionisio, better known as Joshua Dionisio is a Filipino child actor working in television.
  4. Jazz a.k.a. Larry "Jazz" Anthony: Jazz is an African-American R&B singer. He is best known as a member of the successful R&B group Dru Hill, serving as second lead singer for the group.
  5. Jazz a.k.a. Tae Heckard is an actress.
  6. Jazz is a musician.
    • also known as Fischer, Kai
    • born on (35 years ago) in Flensburg
    • nationality: Germany
    • profession: Guitarist
    • member of musical group Echt (Guitar) between and (8 years)
  7. Jazz a.k.a. Jazz Duro is an actor and film director.
  8. Jazz a.k.a. Safietou Schmahl is a musical artist.
  9. Jazz a.k.a. Jasmine Farmer is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Jazz !!!, Jazz Lui, Jazz King, Jazz Vila, Jazz Virk, Utah Jazz, Jamie Jazz, Jazz Gitti, Jimmy Jazz and many others.


  1. Jazz Aviation LP, formerly Jazz, is a Canadian regional airline based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield and Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation. Jazz Aviation provides regional and charter airline services in Canada and the United States, generally under the brand name Air Canada Express and Jazz Charters.
  2. Jazz: Diet Pepsi Jazz was a brand of soda introduced by the Pepsi company in 2006 and discontinued in 2009. It was a specifically named variant of Pepsi's popular Diet Pepsi product, combining several different flavors.


  1. Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers franchise. He is usually portrayed as a music-loving robot and speaks in slang. He is also a good friend and right-hand man of Optimus Prime's. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, a German word meaning master, which is what Japanese toys of him have on the packaging.
  2. Jazz is a fictional character from the 2010 film It's a Wonderful Afterlife.
  3. Jazz is a fictional character created by Marvel Comics for their series District X.

There are other characters with in their name, like El Jazz, mr jazz, Jazz !!!, Jazz Man, Jazz hands, Jazz piano, Jazz Curtis, Jazz Fenton, Jazz singer and Jazz Musician.


  1. Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African-American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. Jazz emerged in many parts of the United States of independent popular musical styles; linked by the common bonds of European American and African-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz spans a range of music from ragtime to the present day—a period of over 100 years—and has proved to be very difficult to define. Jazz makes heavy use of improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note, as well as aspects of European harmony, American popular music, the brass band tradition, and African musical elements such as blue notes and ragtime. A musical group that plays jazz is called a jazz band.
  2. "Jazz" is the seventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released on 10 November 1978. Roy Thomas Baker temporarily reunited with the band and became their producer; it was three years since he co-produced their 1975 album A Night at the Opera, but this album also was the last he co-produced for the band. The album's varying musical styles were alternately praised and criticised. It reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart and #6 on the US Billboard 200.
  3. "Jazz" is the seventh album by Ry Cooder, produced by Joseph Byrd and Ry Cooder and released on the Warner Bros. Records label.
  4. "Jazz" is the second extended play by American comedy rock band Tenacious D. Released in 2012, the EP consists of a single, 11 minute jazz composition with vocals. The EP was released as a digital download and a limited edition vinyl record.
  5. "Jazz" is a musical album of Wallace Roney.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (7 years ago)
  6. "Jazz" is a musical album of Hardcore & Helge Schneider.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Jazz" is a musical album of Alegre All Stars.
    • released in (54 years ago)
  8. "Jazz" is a musical album of Alisa.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  9. "Jazz" is the 2000 compilation album by Billie Holiday.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  10. "Jazz" is the 2007 compilation album by Etta James.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  11. "Jazz" is a composition.
  12. "Jazz" is a musical album of Charlie.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  13. "Jazz" is a musical album of Heaven Street Seven.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  14. "Jazz" is a musical album of Boris Vian.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  15. "Jazz" is a composition.
  16. "Jazz" is a composition.
  17. "Jazz" is a musical album of Tony Bennett.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  18. "Jazz" is a musical album of Massappeal.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  19. "Jazz" is a musical album of Goddamn Electric Bill.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. "Jazz" is a 1992 historical novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning American author Toni Morrison. The majority of the narrative takes place in Harlem during the 1920s; however, as the pasts of the various characters are explored, the narrative extends back to the mid-19th century American South.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Historical novel, Children's literature, Fiction, Music
    • subjects: Literary, Blues, Jazz, Music
    • released in (23 years ago)
  2. "Jazz" is an artist's book of 250 prints for the folded book version and 100 impressions for the suite, which contains the unfolded pochoirs without the text, based on paper cutouts by Henri Matisse. Tériade, a noted 20th century art publisher, arranged to have Matisse's cutouts rendered as pochoir prints.
    • genre: Fine art
  3. "Jazz" is a book by Scott DeVeaux.
  4. "Jazz" is a book by Christopher Meeder.
    • also known as "Jazz: the basics"
  5. "Jazz" is a book by Rodney Dale.
    • genre: Music
    • subjects: Music, Literature, Blues, Jazz

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "Jazz" is a film, directed by Raimundas Banionis and written by Raimundas Banionis, Marius Daskus, Juozas Grušas & Rimantas Savialis.
  2. "Jazz" is a 2004 drama film directed by Marcos Alberto Pretti.
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. Jazz a.k.a. The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball franchise based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are a part of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. The franchise began in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz in New Orleans, Louisiana; the team moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.
  2. Jazz was a 2000 documentary miniseries, directed by Ken Burns. It was broadcast on PBS in 2001, and was released on DVD and VHS in January 2, 2001 later that year by the same company. Its chronological and thematic episodes provided a history of the jazz emphasizing innovative composers and musicians and American history. Swing musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are the central figures, "providing the narrative thread around which the stories of other major figures turn"; several episodes discussed the later contributions of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to bebop, and of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane to free and cool jazz. Nine episodes surveyed forty-five years, leaving the final episode to cover forty years. The documentary examines the impacts of racial segregation and drugs on jazz.
    • begun on (14 years ago)
    • country: United States of America
    • genre: Documentary film
    • award:
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (A Masterpiece By Midnight) nomination for Buddy Squires & Ken Burns
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Programming - Sound Mixing (Dedicated To Chaos) nomination for Dominick Tavella
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series nomination for Keith David, Lynn Novick, Geoffrey Ward & Ken Burns
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Programming - Picture Editing (Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming, Dedicated To Chaos) nomination for Erik Ewers & Paul Barnes
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Programming - Sound Editing (Outstanding Sound Editing For Non-Fiction Programming) nomination for Ira Spiegel, Jacob Ribicoff, Bruce Kitzmeyer & Dan Korintus
      • TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
      • TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
  3. Jazz: The origin of the word jazz is one of the most sought-after word origins in modern American English. The word's intrinsic interest – the American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Twentieth Century – has resulted in considerable research and its history is well documented. As discussed in more detail below, jazz began as a West Coast slang term around 1912, the meaning of which varied but it did not initially refer to music. Jazz came to mean jazz music in Chicago around 1915. Earl Hines, an influential jazz musician born in 1903, said that he was playing piano around his native Pittsburgh "before the word 'jazz' was even invented".
    • also known as Origin of the word jazz
  4. Jazz is a perfume for men by Yves Saint Laurent introduced in 1988. The black and white packaging and flacon were designed to resemble piano keys.
  5. The Jazz computer architecture was a motherboard and chipset design originally developed by Microsoft for use in developing Windows NT. The design was eventually used as the basis for most MIPS-based Windows NT systems.
  6. Jazz is a TV program.
    • begun on and completed on (19 years ago)
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Technical Achievement in Television nomination for Ham Chang-gi
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Technical Achievement in Television, received by Ham Chang-gi
  7. Jazz is a Japanese yaoi manga by Tamotsu Takamure. It was originally published by Shinshokan and released into four tankobon volumes between December 8, 1999, and June 7, 2000. The series was re-published from September 28, 2004, to February 25, 2006. It has been licensed in the United States and was be published by Digital Manga Publishing.
  8. Jazz is a TV program, begun in (41 years ago).
  9. Jazz is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  10. Jazz is a restaurant.

Phrases with Jazz

Phrases starting with the word Jazz:

  1. jazz up
  2. jazz age
  3. Jazz Mag
  4. jazz band
  5. Jazz Dance
  6. jazz group
  7. jazz around
  8. jazz festival
  9. jazz musician

Phrases ending with the word Jazz:

  1. to jazz
  2. hot jazz
  3. neo jazz
  4. new jazz
  5. Acid jazz
  6. cool jazz
  7. modern jazz
  8. Smooth jazz
  9. All That Jazz
  10. Good Enough For Jazz

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jazz

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Google previewPapers on Syntax (2012)

by Z. Harris

jazz is the subject of is composed (by position and by the morphophonemics of the plural subject-verb agreement that is associated with the string form of 7.5); but the constants be-en on the verb indicate that this string relation is a mutation ...

Google previewConversations in Maine (1978)

Exploring Our Nation's Future by James Boggs

Jazz is a form of music which devotes itself to the exploration of equality, of freedom, of humanity. Beethoven, Bach...

Jazz is an attitude expressed musically , which is why it is never written. It is invariably...

Jazz is the expression of an attitude.

Google previewPapers in Structural and Transformational Linguistics (2013)

by Zellig S. Harris

Jazz is composed by students, jazz is the subject of is composed (by position and by the morphophonemics of the plural subject-verb agreement that is associated with the string form of 7.5); but the constants ...

Google previewExperiencing Jazz (2013)

by Richard Lawn

Jazz is a performance art—a spontaneous art designed for the moment. Although it can be described in words, analyzed, and placed in a historic continuum, it cannot be fully understood and appreciated without the music being experienced ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

Described as “America's classical music,” jazz is the first indigenously developed musical expression of America.

Google previewThe Literary Digest (1922)

Jazz is being wrecked by nerVe-wracking devices. Cow-bells,\ rattles, and foghorns are drowning out its merits. Jazz is the victim of its wild, modernt devotees, who are as bad as the voodoo worshipers of darkest Africa. “Abandon the foghorns ...

Google previewShaping Jazz (2013)

Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form by Damon J. Phillips

ADOPTION NARRATIVES1 Jazz is an art form that depends on its antecedents . There must be respect for the people that have gone before. *JON HENDRICKS, MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER Defining jazz is a notoriously difficult proposition ...

Google previewUnderstanding Contemporary Music (2006)

A Teaching Manual for Secondary and Primary School Teachers by Iscm Contemporary Music Education Campaign Staff

PART A: Resources and Reference Materials Introduction Jazz is a highly sophisticated music genre in which it normally today takes a 4-year university undergraduate program to attain a solid foundation. Masters' and Doctorate degrees in ...

Google previewMandolin Exercises For Dummies (2014)

by Don Julin

Jazz is a bit of a mystery and can be intimidating to musicians because of the sheer number of complex chords in any one song. Practicing how to see groups of chords and organize them by key is crucial to understanding harmonically what's ...

Google previewThe 7 Lively Arts (1957)

by Gilbert Seldes

Jazz is a type of music grown out of ragtime and still ragtime in essence; it is also a method of production and as such an orchestral development; and finally it is the symbol, or the byword, for a great many elements in the spirit of the time—as ...

Google previewThe Jazz Cadence of American Culture (1998)

by Robert G. O'Meally

For all its supposed abstruseness, jazz is an insistently democratic music, one that aims to sound like citizens in a barbershop or grocery line, talking stuff, trading remarks. Jazz is a music makable by Introduction.

Google previewRoots of the Classical (2004)

The Popular Origins of Western Music by Peter Van der Merwe

Reduced to essentials, jazz is a method of varying and improvising on pre- existing music. Almost any raw material will do: a march, a popular song, a hymn, a folk tune, a Gem from the Classics. The blues, on the other hand, has its own ...

Google previewThe Community of the Weak (2013)

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America by Hans-Peter Geiser

Jazz is a poetic image for a new way of thinking and acting in this world. It could become a new image for doing theology as well, improvisational, fluid, and protean in style. It tries to overcome traditional and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] (2010)

by Leslie M Alexander, Walter C. Rucker Jr.

Described as “America's classical music,” jazz is the first indigenously developed musical expression of America.

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

– Gramavision GTJ – Good Time Jazz High. – Highnote Hind. – Hindsight Home. – Homegrown Hot.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Jazz (2012)

by John S. Davis

YERBA BUENA JAZZ BAND. A jazz group formed in the late 1930s by San Francisco–based cornet player Lu Watters. The band primarily played Traditional and Dixieland jazz and performed regularly at the Dawn Club in San Francisco until ...

Google previewBlack Music and Musicians in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1989)

by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser

Chicago jazz Coltrane, John [William] Conga Cool jazz Coon song Davis, Anthony Davis, Miles (Dewey, III) Dixieland jazz Dixon, Bill [William Robert] Dolphy, ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

for example, perorbital hematoma = black eye, in medicine; licorice stick = clarinet, among jazz musicians. By extension, any form of pretentious or hollow language. Java programming language used to create tiny programs that give ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

jazz An improvised Afro-American musical idiom. Although its melodies and harmonies are influenced by European music, its rhythms are fundamentally African. Jazz is ...

Google previewThe Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (2003)

by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

Fiona Mills Jazz (1992) Jazz is the second novel of Toni Morrison's trilogy that began with Beloved' and ended with Paradise*. All three works, historical in scope, are centered around the unclaimed Beloveds, those bruised and battered Black ...

Google previewDrum Set Styles Encyclopedia (2010)

by John Thomakos

Jazz. /. Swing. In an effort to make this in-depth style concise and easy to understand, this section is broken down into the following three segments: 1) Investigation — recommended listening, reading and videos ......Page 22-23 2) Form ...

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Quotes about Jazz

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz. (Alexis Korner)
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Scrabble value of J8A1Z10Z10

The value of this 4-letter word is 29 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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