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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


     a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.  [WordNet 1.5]


jive, n. & v.
1 a jerky lively style of dance esp. popular in the 1950s.
2 music for this.
1 dance the jive.
2 play jive music.

jiver n.
20th c.: orig. uncert.



acid rock, avant-garde jazz, badinage, ballroom music, banter, bebop, boogie-woogie, bop, chaff, country rock, dance music, dances, exchange, folk rock, fooling, fooling around, fun, give-and-take, good-natured banter, hard rock, harmless teasing, haze, hot jazz, jape, jazz, jest, joke, jolly, josh, kid, kidding, kidding around, mainstream jazz, musical suite, needle, persiflage, play jazz, pleasantry, put on, rag, ragtime, raillery, rally, rallying, razz, rhythm-and-blues, rib, ride, ridicule, roast, rock, rock-and-roll, sport, suite, suite of dances, swing, syncopate, syncopated music, syncopation, tease, the new music, twit

For further exploring for "jive" in Webster Dictionary Online

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