Dixieland

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Dixieland

noun

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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