a jazz or dance band that is the size of an orchestra.
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Origin of big band
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for big band
This kind of situation happened over and over again in the big-band years and later during the doo-wop era.
a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s
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