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

  • n. A style of instrumental jazz associated with New Orleans and characterized by a relatively fast two-beat rhythm and by group and solo improvisations.

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  • proper n. The southern states of the US; Dixie.
  • proper n. The southwestern corner of Utah; Dixie.
  • proper n. A type of jazz that originated in New Orleans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the 11 southern states that seceded from the U. S. in 1861.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861


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  • That's the root of jazz rhythm from the New Orleans - what they call Dixieland music that carries through until today.

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  • The phrase "Dixieland shit" started a low rumble, "minstrel show" got it to a boo and when Delmond responded, "Fuck Y'all," the bar not only burst out into applause, there was round of "Who Dat."

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  • He initially (1950s) played trombone in Polish Dixieland, and in 1960s took up alto saxophone and ventured into modern Jazz joining Andrzej Trzaskowski's hard bop group the Jazz Wreckers.

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  • The instrumentalists bounce, pluck and hop through spirited arrangements that might impress even Dan Hicks as the ever-morphing style flits through what might be called Dixieland torch

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  • Make a literary pilgrimage to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the Old Kentucky Home boarding house depicted as "Dixieland" in the Asheville native's novel "Look Homeward, Angel" (52 North Market St.; 828-253-8304; wolfememorial. com).

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  • And now, brought to you by the company that gave us This Land (the Woodie Guthrie parody) ... to the tune of "Dixieland," it's D.C. Land.

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  • My father Joe Techner (pictured) was trumpet on the three Left Bank Bearcats "Dixieland" - Business News

  • My father Joe Techner (pictured) was trumpet on the three Left Bank Bearcats "Dixieland" albums. - Business News

  • Virgil calls the jazz he likes swing music and he's right in terms of the music here in the US, but over in France hot jazz was based on Louis Armstrong's Hot Five type of jazz, what unfortunately in this country became whitewashed as "Dixieland," a name nobody but white bands used, like Nick LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Jass Band, yeah, out of New Orleans, and yeah, made the first jazz recording ever, but that's where Dixieland came from.

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  • 17: "Dixieland" is such a perfect name for a gay bar, I'm amazed it hasn't been used already somewhere.

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