Dixieland

Dixieland

[dik-see-land]
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a style of jazz, originating in New Orleans, played by a small group of instruments, as trumpet, trombone, clarinet, piano, and drums, and marked by strongly accented four-four rhythm and vigorous, quasi-improvisational solos and ensembles.
2.
Also, Dixie Land. Dixie ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1925–30; Dixie + land

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Dixieland (ˈdɪksɪˌlænd)
 
n
1.  a form of jazz that originated in New Orleans, becoming popular esp with White musicians in the second decade of the 20th century
2.  a revival of this style in the 1950s
3.  See Dixie

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Dixieland definition


A kind of jazz originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early twentieth century. The rhythms of Dixieland are usually rapid, and it generally includes many improvised sections for individual instruments.

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