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Dixieland

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noun Dix·ie·land \-ˌland\

Simple Definition of Dixieland

  • : a type of traditional American jazz music that was popular in the 1920s

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Dixieland

  1. :  jazz music in duple time usually played by a small band and characterized by ensemble and solo improvisation

Origin and Etymology of dixieland

probably from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band


First Known Use: 1927

Rhymes with dixieland

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