- of or relating to tradition.
- handed down by tradition.
- in accordance with tradition.
- 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).
- of, relating to, or being a tradition
- 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
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.