Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A kind of jazz with a strong two-beat rhythm and collective improvisation, which originated in New Orleans in the early 20th century.
- ‘The unifying power of music is being demonstrated across York as shoppers, tourists and passers-by joined dedicated concert goers enjoying everything from Dixieland jazz to world music.’
- ‘With 11 musicians playing the best in Dixieland and traditional jazz it should be a night to remember.’
- ‘The trio perform jazz favourites from Dixieland to ragtime, boogie woogie and swing.’
- ‘We want to attract more German tourists, and they do not consider something a jazz festival, if there is no Dixieland.’
- ‘‘I fit into that genre somewhere between Dixieland and modern,’ Janet said.’
- ‘They even hired a backing jazz band to expand their ‘repertoire’ into Dixieland and other forms of music not popular for 100 years now.’
- ‘I told him how the mythical president of the tenor sax had asked me, ‘Do you like [white] Dixieland?’’
- ‘The five-piece band are very popular in Rosses Point and will have many swinging to the sound of Dixieland before long.’
- ‘The Big Chris Barber Band offers the best of Dixieland and Traditional Jazz.’
- ‘I concentrate mostly on Big Band, small-group swing, and Dixieland, but the blues and early jazz also make it onto the show.’
- ‘He is on his 50th anniversary tour, still enjoying his Dixieland and traditional jazz in a big way at the age of 72.’
- ‘A late-night slot for what was at the time the most extraordinary concert - a line-up of talent that would showcase African-American music from its origins in Africa through to Dixieland and swing.’
- ‘Even Dixieland and swing jazz from that era really had fast tempos.’
- ‘The Yorkshire Post Band plays a more liberated version of Dixieland, whereas the Swale Valley Band revels in the roots of New Orleans.’
- ‘I adored Dixieland, there is something about it that is so unusual, so above all modern music, I don't know what exactly but when you listen to it you know.’
- ‘They play classic jazz and Dixieland from a huge catalogue that includes standards by Louis Armstrong, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.’
- ‘And what better way to get there than on board a music-filled steamboat, featuring the sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans jazz?’
- ‘I wanna hear some funky Dixieland, pretty momma won't you take me by the hand?’
- ‘Tomorow night, the club presents Dixieland from the North East of England with the River City Jazz Band.’
- ‘The melody and tempo alternated between rousing Dixieland and classic blues.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.