a style of music that uses features of both jazz and classical music in an attempt to develop a new and distinctive musical idiom.
Origin of third stream
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for thirdstream
/ (ˈθɜːdˌstriːm) /
(of music) combining jazz and classical elements
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