SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN adjective handed down by tradition. in accordance with tradition. of, relating to, or characteristic of the older styles of jazz, especially New Orleans style, Chicago style, Kansas City style, and Dixieland. Compare mainstream. (def 5)
tra·di·tion·ar·y [tr uh- dish- uh-ner-ee] /trəˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i/ (for defs 1–3)
Origin of traditional
dating back to
-al 1 Related forms tra·di·tion·al·i·ty, noun tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb an·ti·tra·di·tion·al, adjective an·ti·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb non·tra·di·tion·al, adjective non·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb non·tra·di·tion·ar·y, adjective pre·tra·di·tion·al, adjective pro·tra·di·tion·al, adjective qua·si-tra·di·tion·al, adjective qua·si-tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb sem·i·tra·di·tion·al, adjective sem·i·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb un·tra·di·tion·al, adjective un·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for traditionality adjective of, relating to, or being a tradition of or relating to the style of jazz originating in New Orleans, characterized by collective improvisation by a front line of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet accompanied by various rhythm instruments Derived Forms traditionality ( trəˌdɪʃəˈnælɪtɪ), noun traditionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for traditionality dj.
tradition + -al (1). In reference to jazz, from 1950. Slang trad, short for trad(itional jazz) is recorded from 1956; its general use for "traditional" is recorded from 1963. Related: Traditionally.
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