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big band

or Big Band  (bĭg)
n.
A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.

big band

n
(Jazz) a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s

big′ band′


n.
an orchestra specializing in arrangements of swing or jazz, typically for dancing.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.big band - a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musiciansbig band - a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
dance band, dance orchestra, band - a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
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