Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English preterit of tread.
- adj. Short for traditional, referring to an older or original style, especially in the phrase trad jazz.
- adj. Short for traditional, used in lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. of tread.
- n. traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s
“Maybe we could even have a new extra Star Sapphire, in trad mode.”
“I've only seen a couple of contracts for big Irish touring bands, and that was long ago, before I was really involved in Irish trad music.”
“While I am a "trad" and like my caplock, if there was one gun out their that caught my eye it was the CVA with the electronic ignition.”
“Take Ivy" is now considered a definitive document of this particular style, and rare original copies are highly sought after by "trad" devotees worldwide.”
“The restless "trad" crowd need to be reminded of it.”
“I hate to criticise the Conservative hierarchy, but with people like IDS and the supposedly "trad" ConHome types about, are the Conservatives really the home of the Libertarian?”
“The Phoenix Jazzmen have been playing together since the "trad" boom of the fifties.”
“That's why I like this new song from The Chieftains, which pairs those pioneers of what the folks in the auld country call "trad" with the Mexican singing sensation Lila Downs.”
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