Definition of Scat singing

1. Noun. Singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument.

Exact synonyms: Scat
Generic synonyms: Singing, Vocalizing, Jazz



Definition of Scat singing

1. Noun. (music jazz) The act of vocalizing, using nonsense syllables or sounds (e.g. "dool-yuh doot-n dwee-dah") to create an improvised melodic solo, often imitative of other musical instruments. ¹

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scat singing (current term)
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Literary usage of Scat singing

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1. Jazz on Film and Video in the Library of Congress by Rebecca D. Clear (1994)
"VBK Oscar Brown, Jr. discusses the possibly mythical origins of Louis Armstrong's scat singing style, heard in "Heebie Jeebies" from 1926. ..."

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