[ 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).
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British Dictionary definitions for dixieland
/ (ˈdɪksɪˌlænd) /
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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Culture definitions for dixieland
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.
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