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Dictionary Definition

scat n : singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument [syn: scat singing] [also: scatting, scatted]scatting See scat

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  1. third-person singular of scat

Extensive Definition

This article is about the use of nonsense syllables in jazz music. For the use of nonsense syllables in music generally, see Non-lexical vocables in music.
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scatting in Catalan: Scat
scatting in Czech: Scat
scatting in Danish: Scat
scatting in German: Scat
scatting in Spanish: Scat (música)
scatting in Esperanto: Skatkantado
scatting in Persian: صداخوانی
scatting in French: Scat
scatting in Italian: Scat
scatting in Hebrew: שירת סקאט
scatting in Dutch: Scat
scatting in Japanese: スキャット
scatting in Polish: Scat
scatting in Portuguese: Scat
scatting in Slovak: Scat
scatting in Swedish: Scatsång
scatting in Ukrainian: Скет
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