(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).
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How to use Dixieland in a sentence
Dixie Land was without question the most famous of all the Southern war songs.Immortal Songs of Camp and Field | Louis Albert Banks
During the last air raid we are told that the employees of one large firm started singing "Dixie Land."
But you can understand by this how near I have been to death in your Dixie Land.The Forged Note | Oscar Micheaux
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
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Cultural definitions for Dixieland
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