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1A small jazz, rock, or pop band.
pop group, ensemble, orchestraView synonyms
- ‘American-, Brazilian-, and Cuban-influenced jazz combos enjoy a small but dedicated following.’
- ‘Live music at Saturday's event was provided by a 19-piece dance band, two jazz combos and two original 1960s groups.’
- ‘The Georgia section, host of the meeting, also celebrated its 100th anniversary with a lively banquet and a jazz combo.’
- ‘Obviously when people come into the church and they see a double-bass and a drummer and piano player, it has that look of being a jazz combo right from the start.’
- ‘The ensemble isn't your usual combo for a rock band.’
- ‘In World War I some of the army regimental bands had formed jazz combos to entertain their buddies.’
- ‘Turning his back on the empty symphonic effects that have become clichés, he is breaking new musical ground, using a big steel band as an expansion of his jazz combos.’
- ‘Members of the popular local jazz combo will be moving far away from their jazzy roots this weekend, however, and will hopefully be creating a whole new buzz with a set of original jazz based vibes.’
- ‘Wearing another hat many people around Cumbria will have seen him perform solo or as part of his jazz combo.’
- ‘After college, he started playing in jazz and funk combos around the Manchester student pubs of Withington and Fallowfield for a few quid and some beer.’
- ‘She has performed with the Greensboro Philharmonia, saxophone quartets and small jazz combos.’
- ‘There's no doubt that keeping an old-style surf-twang instrumental rock combo fresh is hard work.’
- ‘The classically trained violinist started her career playing in jazz combos.’
- ‘The Brazilian samba band, like a symphony orchestra or a jazz combo, unites distinctive voices into an exciting whole.’
- ‘There's also a remote chance these lads have heard of an obscure combo called The Rolling Stones.’
- ‘It's true there seems to be more pre-punk throwback groups and romantically connected combos gigging nowadays than there were CBGB crowd members in '76.’
- ‘As an organizational psychologist, he has studied the inner workings of everything from firefighting crews to jazz combos.’
- ‘Because, for all of their rock leanings, they are a jazz combo in the best way possible - each player brings a potent set of chops to his respective instrument.’
- ‘By the war's end, demand for small combos rendered Goodman's big bands obsolete.’
- ‘Ironically, the room is so small that one can hardly envision any kind of live band in it, even a small jazz combo like the one that Jones used.’
2North American A combination, typically of different foods.‘a surf 'n' turf combo’
- ‘Finally, there is the crazy combo platter, a clear combination of premise and personality.’
- ‘I ordered a combo of chicken kiev, pelmeni soup, and a small round hard roll.’
- ‘Be it fusion food or combos, they are game for it all.’
- ‘The salad, pizza and wine combo would always be there for me.’
- ‘Each character has over one hundred different attacks and combos.’
- ‘Hitting different buttons will execute different attack combinations, and devastating combos can be initiated by saving battle points, either by guarding or delaying your actions for a turn.’
- ‘These include sushi and sashimi combos, as well as half a dozen teriyaki and tempura dishes.’
- ‘By far my favorite topping is a combo of basil pesto, sun-dried tomato, and onion.’
- ‘For meat eaters that don't like to cook, you can get good deals on pizza or combos that include meat for no extra cost.’
- ‘But there are some new combos about these days; perhaps their more traditional combinations will be easier to sell.’
- ‘Try the green papaya salad with sliced beef, the satay soup with shrimp, the salad rolls and the combo menu.’
- ‘Fighting moves and combos work via a combination of keyboard movements and action keys set to either the number pad or the mouse buttons.’
- ‘It is because of this tannin that the classic combo of steak and young Bordeaux is such a winner.’
- ‘There are plenty of tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas in various combos featuring either chicken, beef or shrimp to be had - some served with rice and/or beans.’
- ‘Today, for example, I had the lunch soup/sandwich combo with a half a chicken pesto and a small cup of the tomato basil soup.’
- ‘It can be had a la carte or as part of a combo plate combining the several foods that most of the individual vendors offer.’
- ‘On the fat-burning side of the equation, the foods and combos of foods you eat before and after you hit a cardio session can maximize your ability to cut up and retain hard-earned muscle mass.’
- ‘You get a soup or salad with the combo, and I particularly enjoyed the savoury carrot soup, though with a smoothie on the side it was a bit too much liquid for my lunch and I couldn't finish either.’
- ‘Prepackaged combos that contain luncheon meats along with crackers, cheese, and condiments must also be kept refrigerated.’
- ‘From the release of their debut album their winning combo of Tex Mex, blues, rock 'n' roll, country and Mexican folk had critics raving.’
3A guitar amplifier with an integral speaker rather than a separate one.
1920s (originally US): abbreviation of combination + -o.
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