Meaning of Dixieland in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪksɪland/

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mass noun
  • A kind of jazz with a strong two-beat rhythm and collective improvisation.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘He is on his 50th anniversary tour, still enjoying his Dixieland and traditional jazz in a big way at the age of 72.’
    • ‘Even Dixieland and swing jazz from that era really had fast tempos.’
    • ‘With 11 musicians playing the best in Dixieland and traditional jazz it should be a night to remember.’
    • ‘The Big Chris Barber Band offers the best of Dixieland and Traditional Jazz.’
    • ‘The trio perform jazz favourites from Dixieland to ragtime, boogie woogie and swing.’
    • ‘The unifying power of music is being demonstrated across York as shoppers, tourists and passers-by joined dedicated concert goers enjoying everything from Dixieland jazz to world music.’
    • ‘I concentrate mostly on Big Band, small-group swing, and Dixieland, but the blues and early jazz also make it onto the show.’
    • ‘The Yorkshire Post Band plays a more liberated version of Dixieland, whereas the Swale Valley Band revels in the roots of New Orleans.’
    • ‘We want to attract more German tourists, and they do not consider something a jazz festival, if there is no Dixieland.’
    • ‘Tomorow night, the club presents Dixieland from the North East of England with the River City Jazz Band.’
    • ‘A late-night slot for what was at the time the most extraordinary concert - a line-up of talent that would showcase African-American music from its origins in Africa through to Dixieland and swing.’
    • ‘The melody and tempo alternated between rousing Dixieland and classic blues.’
    • ‘‘I fit into that genre somewhere between Dixieland and modern,’ Janet said.’
    • ‘I wanna hear some funky Dixieland, pretty momma won't you take me by the hand?’
    • ‘I told him how the mythical president of the tenor sax had asked me, ‘Do you like [white] Dixieland?’’
    • ‘I adored Dixieland, there is something about it that is so unusual, so above all modern music, I don't know what exactly but when you listen to it you know.’
    • ‘The five-piece band are very popular in Rosses Point and will have many swinging to the sound of Dixieland before long.’


Mid 19th century (in the sense ‘the American South’): from Dixie + land. As a genre of music, the term ‘Dixieland’ originated in New Orleans in the early 20th century.