Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling jazz.

Etymologies

jazz +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mary Lee Corlett's essay on the jazzlike repetitions and variations in Bearden's work is particularly strong.

    Impressionistic Memories

  • The songs of dinosaurs were jazzlike, direct from their timefreed minds.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • "Es-so" is the the album's most jazzlike track, with upright bass stretched over a beat that sounds like East Coast hip-hop from the mid-'90s.

    The Seattle Times

  • What also sets him apart is his insouciant, jazzlike phrasing - no coherent lines, everything with a wink or a shimmy or a comical expression.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • Actors gush about Joseph's rich roles and jazzlike dialogue.

    The Seattle Times

  • Azerbaijani folk music that blends classical forms and jazzlike musical improvisations - can be heard from street musicians and from inside Philharmonic Hall, which reopened in 2004 after an extensive renovation.

    NYT > Home Page

  • When the Necks seem vaguely jazzlike (the big tone of the acoustic bass, the small repeated shards of a chattering drum or piano pattern), they sound full and authoritative.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I won't mention any names, but particularly in the world of jazz, artists often consider the use of a click to be un-jazzlike, preferring to "let the time float".

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Dawn Upshaw has performed this work since it was new and sings her music with an easygoing, almost jazzlike suppleness.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Latin-flecked jangle-pop, or full-guns a-blazing, fuzzed-out garage, the material is executed with a jazzlike precision and suffused with a deeply emotional, spontaneous vibe.

    Rock Sellout

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