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[dik-see-land] /ˈdɪk siˌlænd/
(sometimes lowercase) a style of jazz, originating in New Orleans, played by a small group of instruments, as trumpet, trombone, clarinet, piano, and drums, and marked by strongly accented four-four rhythm and vigorous, quasi-improvisational solos and ensembles.
Also, Dixie Land. Dixie (def 1).
Origin of Dixieland
First recorded in 1925-30; Dixie + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One was wondering how near, or how far, were the days when he would see the old home-folks once again "way back in Dixieland."

  • I'd have liked to hear more—it was Dixieland times two—what the Psis call Psixieland.

    Modus Vivendi Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for Dixieland


a form of jazz that originated in New Orleans, becoming popular esp with White musicians in the second decade of the 20th century
a revival of this style in the 1950s
See Dixie (sense 1)
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Dixieland in Culture

Dixieland definition

A kind of jazz originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early twentieth century. The rhythms of Dixieland are usually rapid, and it generally includes many improvised sections for individual instruments.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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: Dixieland trumpet


  1. The southern United States; dixie (1850s+)
  2. The style of jazz played by the street bands in New Orleans, marked by a simple two-beat rhythm, ragged syncopation, improvised ensemble passages, etc (1920+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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