- (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
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- 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 (def. 1)
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