From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
bebopbe‧bop /ˈbiːbɒp $ -bɑːp/ noun [uncountable] APMa type of jazz music
Examples from the Corpus
bebopAiry, instantly accessible but surprisingly subtle music covering ground between modem mainstream and bebop and featuring Barnes alongside trumpeter Adams.If you think of all jazz guitar music as boring bebop stuff, think again.Yet his accompaniment relies on the rhythmic complexity of bebop.Mr Hall has pared down the bebop style and you are left with the spirit, minus the meaningless displays of technique.The rise of modern jazz through bebop coincided with the demise of the big bands.
Origin bebop (1900-2000) From the sound of the music, or the words sung to it