[ noun ] (music,fine art) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
Meager and shabby by-products linger to haunt our memories of a once mighty protagonist ; a maladroit reharmonization of our National_Anthem ( The Star-Spangled_Banner ) ; a poor attempt to write an idiomatic jazz concerto ; a circus polka for elephants ; his hopes that the tunes from his old music might be used for popular American commercial songs !(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
It purported to be a reasonably serious attempt at a treatment of jazz_musicians , their aims , their problems - the tug-of-war between the `` pure '' and the `` commercial '' - and seemed a promising vehicle , for the two men shared a common interest in jazz .
Johnny_Mercer practically grew_up with the sound of jazz and the blues in his ears .
[ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
[ noun ] (music,fine art,dance) a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands