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Meaning of “jazz” in the English Dictionary

"jazz" in British English

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jazznoun [U]

uk   us   /dʒæz/
A2 a ​type of ​modernmusicoriginallydeveloped by African-Americans, with a ​rhythm in which the ​strongnotes often come before the ​beat. Jazz is usually improvised (= ​invented as it is ​played).

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(Definition of jazz from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jazz" in American English

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jazznoun [U]

 us   /dʒæz/
a ​type of ​music of ​African-Americanorigin with a ​strongrhythm in which the ​playersimprovise (= ​inventmusic that has not been written)
(Definition of jazz from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Korean 재즈…
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in Russian джаз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爵士樂, 爵士樂曲…
in Italian jazz…
in Turkish caz…
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in Thai ดนตรีแจ๊ส…
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in Chinese (Simplified) 爵士乐, 爵士乐曲…
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