traditional


traditional

adjective

  1. of or relating to tradition.
  2. handed down by tradition.
  3. in accordance with tradition.
  4. of, relating to, or characteristic of the older styles of jazz, especially New Orleans style, Chicago style, Kansas City style, and Dixieland.Compare mainstream(def 5).

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or being a tradition
  2. of or relating to the style of jazz originating in New Orleans, characterized by collective improvisation by a front line of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet accompanied by various rhythm instruments
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c.1600, from tradition + -al (1). In reference to jazz, from 1950. Slang trad, short for trad(itional jazz) is recorded from 1956; its general use for “traditional” is recorded from 1963. Related: Traditionally.

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