big band

noun
a jazz or dance band that is the size of an orchestra.
Compare combo.


Origin:
1925–30

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big band
 
n
a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s

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Example sentences
Their big band medley was lively and fun, and filled with deceptively difficult
  skills.
Their big band medley was lively and fun, and filled with deceptively difficult
  skills.
Big band in the afternoon, and opera in the evening.
The supper club offers nightly dancing alongside jazz, swing and big band
  orchestras.
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