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Runs or running is a music slang term for ad libbing and expanding on a musical note with one's voice. For example, a lyric may call for you to sing: I love you. Putting a run on the same lyric would sound like, "I looooove yooooouuu ooooohhhhhh".


A run can be smooth or a vibrato. It usually is executed with a full breath behind it. A vibrato run is usually associated with African-American singers, R&B and soul music. A smooth run is usually associated with Broadway tunes. Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ... An African American is a U.S. citizen who is socially perceived as being at least part black, especially one with ancestors imported to America during slavery. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...


A great vibrato runner is Patti Labelle. Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a hugely revered African-American R&B/soul singer who fronted two moderately successful groups before rising to stardom as a solo artist in the late 1970s, influencing a new generation of female singers. ...


A great smooth runner is Judy Garland. Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969), born Frances Ethel Gumm, was an American film actress considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film. ...


Runs is also a slang term (American and British) for diarrhoea. It comes from the necessity to run to the toilet when the aforementioned strikes. Diarrhoea is the correct way to spell the word Diarrhoea. ... Boeing 747 toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture and a disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes; urine, fecal matter, vomit and menses. ...


Runs are also the unit of scoring in cricket and baseball. In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ...


Runs plural for a run, (errand/delivery)


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