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vamp1

vamp1

 
pronunciation:
vaemp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in a shoe, the upper portion covering the instep and often the toes.
definition 2: something pieced together; patchwork.
definition 3: a succession of simple chords, often improvised to connect two different musical passages.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vamped, vamping, vamps
definition 1: to furnish with a vamp or repair the vamp of (a shoe).
definition 2: to patch up; refurbish (often fol. by up).
definition 3: in music, to invent or improvise.
The pianist vamped an accompaniment.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to improvise a melody, connecting passage, or accompaniment.