Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody and the left hand alternates between the bass notes on the strong beats and chords on the weak ones.

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  • n. A style of piano playing in which the left hand plays a four-beat harmony involving large intervals

Etymologies

From stride bass (from the motions of the left hand).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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