Dix·​ie·​land ˈdik-sē-ˌland How to pronounce Dixieland (audio)
: jazz music in duple time usually played by a small band and characterized by ensemble and solo improvisation

Examples of Dixieland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rogers police received a call at 8:54 p.m. Monday about a shooting along South Dixieland Road and at 3003 W. Oak St. Tracy Neal, arkansasonline.com, 20 Nov. 2023 Rogers police started investigating March 15, 2022, after receiving a report of a man recording people in the dressing rooms at Goodwill at 4301 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers, according to a probable cause affidavit. Tracy Neal, Arkansas Online, 25 July 2023 The Salty Dogs Jazz Band starts off the festival every year with their Dixieland set. Nikki O'Neill, Chicago Tribune, 1 July 2023 For dances in homes or nightclubs, Sarli fielded 10-piece bands with names that changed with the venues that booked them — Jean Sarli and His Gang, Boys, Dixieland Band, Melodiers, Swing Band or Society Orchestra. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Oct. 2021 The schedule is as follows: Oct. 10, Eastside Ramblers Dixieland Band. courant.com, 2 Oct. 2020 The festive atmosphere was completed by five members of the Starlight and San Diego Symphony Orchestra directed by Frank Sokol, playing carnival and Dixieland music. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2023

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Word History


probably from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dixieland was in 1927

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“Dixieland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dixieland. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


Dix·​ie·​land ˈdik-sē-ˌland How to pronounce Dixieland (audio)
: lively jazz music in a style developed in New Orleans

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