Dixieland definition by Webster's New World
in, of, or like a style of small-band, improvised jazz characterized by fast, ragtime tempos and a strict beat, and associated historically with early white New Orleans musicians
Dixieland definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A style of instrumental jazz associated with New Orleans and characterized by a relatively fast two-beat rhythm and by group and solo improvisations.