Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: doo-wop
  1. A genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup

Derived forms: doo-wops

Type of: gospel, gospel music, gospel singing

Encyclopedia: Doo-wop