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Today's word is:

bebop

|ˈbēˌbäp|

noun

A type of jazz originating in the 1940s and characterized by complex harmony and rhythms. It is associated particularly with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.

ORIGIN: 1940s (originally US): imitative of the typical rhythm of this music.