Pronunciation: (dOO'wop"), [key]
—n. Popular Music.
a style of small-group vocal harmonizing, commercialized as a type of so-called street singing in the 1950s, in which words and nonsense syllables are chanted in rhythmic harmony to support the stylized melody of the lead singer.
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