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liquid talent

liquid talent  n.— «I am also passionate about the components of the Good Life that I believe contribute to the overall jazz lifestyle. Foremost among these is alcohol; or, as it is known around the ’Dome, “liquid talent.”» —“Holiday...

ivy cap

ivy cap  n.— «Both the newsboy and the flat cap, or ivy cap as it’s known in America, are also popular among women.» —“Hats back as rappers copy cool cats of jazz” by Harry Mount Telegraph (U.K.) Nov. 17...

filin

filin  n.— «Paredes adds, through an interpreter, that he’s been influenced by the “filin” movement in Cuban music. Filin (a derivation of the word “feeling”).» —“A second helping of Cuban jazz at the Black...

Big Apple

Big Apple n. New York City. Editorial Note: Although there are many claims about the origin of “The Big Apple” as a nickname for New York City, each of the others lacks crucial supporting evidence or is demonstrably false. Among...

jazz hands

jazz hands  n.pl.— «Pauline Gomez pantomimes encouragement. Her arms extend at her side, her fingers stretching for the ground in jazz hands.» —“No Yelling, No Cheering. Shhhhh! It’s Silent Saturday” by Robert Andrew...

broken beat

broken beat
 n.— «It’s a sound without a fixed name, some call it broken beat, some call it new jazz.» —“Beat Happening” by Rahul Verma Flyer (New York City) Mar., 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)