big band

noun

Definition of big band

  1. :  a band that is larger than a combo and that usually features a mixture of ensemble playing and solo improvisation typical of jazz or swing

1917

First Known Use of big band

1917


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big band

noun

Definition of big band for English Language Learners

  • : a large musical group that usually plays jazz music that people dance to


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