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big band

a jazz or dance band that is the size of an orchestra.
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1925-30 Unabridged
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big band

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


: 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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