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boogie-woogie (ˈbʊɡɪˈwʊɡɪ Pronunciation for boogie-woogie ; ˈbuːɡɪˈwuːɡɪ Pronunciation for boogie-woogie



  1. a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues

Example Sentences Including 'boogie-woogie'

There was swing and jive in the dance halls, mambo in the bars, boogie-woogie piano playing in the dockside cathouses.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes


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