Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A style of blues piano playing characterized by a quick tempo, a repeated bass line, and a series of improvised variations in the treble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Music) an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano).

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  • noun music a style of blues piano music
  • noun a style of swing dance

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  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From African American Vernacular English, perhaps ultimately of West African origin and akin to Hausa bugi, form taken by the verb buga, to beat (drums), when preceding a noun object or to Mande bugɔ, to beat drums.]

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