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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]

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Pronunciation

  • /skæt/
  • Rhymes: -æt

Noun

  1. Animal excrement; dung.
  2. music jazz Scat singing.
  3. Heroin.
  4. slang obsolete Whiskey.
  5. coprophilia

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Verb

  1. To leave quickly (often used in the imperative).
    Here comes the principal; we'd better scat.
    Scat! Go on! Get out of here!
  2. music jazz To sing an improvised melodic solo using nonsense syllables, often imitative of other musical instruments.

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Arts and Entertainment

  • Scat singing: a form of improvisational singing common in jazz
  • Scatman John: a popular musician
  • Scatman Crothers: an actor, singer, dancer and musician.
  • S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team, a video game
  • An American card game of draw & discard, also called Thirty-one, but not to be confused with Skat, a card game of German origin
  • SCATS, a boxed game produced in the 1950s by UPL as an update on the Beetle game, involving constructing a drawing of a cat in stages on pre-printed cards
  • SCAT, an italian indie-rock band

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

baloney, bel canto, bilge, blah, blah-blah, bop, bosh, bravura, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, choral singing, coloratura, crap, croon, crooning, flapdoodle, folk singing, gas, guff, gup, hogwash, hokum, hooey, hot air, hum, humming, intonation, lyricism, malarkey, moonshine, operatic singing, piffle, poppycock, rot, scat singing, shit, singing, sol-fa, sol-fa exercise, solfeggio, solmization, song, tommyrot, tonic sol-fa, tripe, vocal music, vocalization, warbling, wind, yodel, yodeling
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