traditional (dj.) c.1600, from TRADITION (Cf. tradition) + -AL (Cf. -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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  • Traditional — Tra*di tion*al, a. [Cf. F. traditionnel, LL. traditionalis.] 1. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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