a style of jazz developed in Kansas City, Mo., in the early 1930s, marked by a strong blues influence, the use of riffs as a characteristic formal device, and a less pronounced beat than that of the New Orleans or Chicago style of jazz.
- Kansas gay-feather
[gey-feth-er] /ˈgeɪˌfɛð ər/ noun 1. .
- Kansas-Nebraska Act
[kan-zuh s-nuh-bras-kuh] /ˈkæn zəs nəˈbræs kə/ noun, U.S. History. 1. the act of Congress in 1854 annulling the Missouri Compromise, providing for the organization of the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and permitting these territories self-determination on the question of slavery.
noun 1. .
[kan-soo; Chinese gahn-soo] /ˈkænˈsu; Chinese ˈgɑnˈsu/ noun 1. Wade-Giles. . /ˈkænˈsuː/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Gansu