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Stride is a jazz piano style from the early 20th century. It involves a left hand bass tenth-chord accompaniment pattern and right hand melody. It was taken to its pinnacle by Art Tatum (not me, silly, the other Art Tatum!)

Stride (?), v. t. [imp. Strode (?) (Obs. Strid ()); p. p. Stridden (?) (Obs. Strid); p. pr. & vb. n. Striding.] [AS. stridan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries. strida to strive, D. strijden to strive, to contend, G. streiten, OHG. stritan; of uncertain origin. Cf. Straddle.]


To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.

Mars in the middle of the shining shield Is graved, and strides along the liquid field. Dryden.


To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.


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Stride, v. t.


To pass over at a step; to step over.

"A debtor that not dares to stride a limit."



To straddle; to bestride.

I mean to stride your steed. Shak.


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Stride, n.

The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.


God never meant that man should scale the heavens By strides of human wisdom. Cowper.


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