Definition of trad in English:

trad

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Pronunciation: /trad
 
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informal

adjective

  • (Especially of music) traditional: trad jazz
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    • Traditional jazz, or trad jazz, was the pop music of the day and any kind of delinquent behaviour was usually reported as the work of ‘jazz fans’.
    • Though his mix of hip-hop, trad jazz, and club techno sounds intriguing on paper, he rarely manages to come up with anything compelling out of the mix.
    • There will be everything from karaoke sessions to trad music to a storming rock band from Donegal.

noun

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  • Traditional jazz or folk music.
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    • When the band was first formed, the idea of fusing rhythm based music from Africa and beyond with melodious trad from Ireland seemed like a curious and exciting experiment.
    • Songs must be written in the musical style of folk, ballad, Irish trad, or easy country music, but not contemporary music, while the maximum duration per song is four minutes.
    • Jazz - from 1920s New Orleans trad to swing to modernist interpretations - is finding a home in Australian churches.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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