Dixieland

noun
Dix·​ie·​land | \ ˈdik-sē-ˌland How to pronounce Dixieland (audio) \

Definition of Dixieland

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

First Known Use of Dixieland

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dixieland

probably from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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“Dixieland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dixieland. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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Dixieland

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English Language Learners Definition of Dixieland

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

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