Definition of Dixieland in English:

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Dixieland

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪksɪland/

noun

[mass noun]
A kind of jazz with a strong two-beat rhythm and collective improvisation, which originated in New Orleans in the early 20th century.
Example sentences
  • And what better way to get there than on board a music-filled steamboat, featuring the sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans jazz?
  • They play classic jazz and Dixieland from a huge catalogue that includes standards by Louis Armstrong, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
  • They even hired a backing jazz band to expand their ‘repertoire’ into Dixieland and other forms of music not popular for 100 years now.

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