Big Band Definition

bĭg
noun
A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.
American Heritage
An ensemble of ten or more players, usually 16 to 20, including sections of rhythm, brass, and reeds, playing arrangements of jazz, popular dance music, etc.
Webster's New World

A large dance or jazz band of 10 to 30 musicians usually featuring improvised solos by lead players, but otherwise playing orchestrated music.

Wiktionary
adjective
Of or characteristic of jazz as played by large bands and, specif., of dance music as played by large swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s.
Webster's New World

Of or relating to a big band.

Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Big Band

Noun

Singular:
big band
Plural:
big-bands

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