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English definition of “bop”

bop

noun [U] (MUSIC)    /bɒp/ US  /bɑːp/ (also bebop)
a type of jazz music first played by small groups in the 1940sJazz and blues boppy     /ˈbɒp.i/ US  /ˈbɑː.pi/ adjective informal describes music that is good for dancing toTypes of music
(Definition of bop noun (MUSIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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