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big band

noun
1.
a jazz or dance band that is the size of an orchestra.
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Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples for big band
  • 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.
  • Slip on your dancing shoes and join us for dancing to live, big band music.
British Dictionary definitions for big band

big band

noun
1.
a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s
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Slang definitions & phrases for big band

big band

modifier

: the big-band sound/ big-band era

noun phrase

A large band of dance or swing musicians, esp like the Benny Goodman or Tommy Dorsey bands of the 1930s (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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