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jazz

noun [U] uk   us   /dʒæz/
A2 a type of modern music originally developed by African-Americans, with a rhythm in which the strong notes often come before the beat. Jazz is usually improvised (= invented as it is played).
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in Arabic موسيقى الجاز…
in Korean 재즈…
in Malaysian jaz…
in French (de) jazz…
in Turkish caz…
in Italian jazz…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爵士樂, 爵士樂曲…
in Russian джаз…
in Polish jazz…
in Vietnamese nhạc Jazz…
in Spanish jazz…
in Portuguese jazz…
in Thai ดนตรีแจ๊ส…
in German der Jazz…
in Catalan jazz…
in Japanese ジャズ…
in Indonesian jazz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爵士乐, 爵士乐曲…
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