Definitions

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

  • noun An often complex rhythmic passage used in electronic music, especially a sampled drum solo from a previously recorded song.
  • noun A style of electronic music characterized by such passages.

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  • noun music a form of syncopated rhythm prominent in much African music

Etymologies

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

[From break, solo cadenza.]

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