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gig in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgiggig1 /ɡɪɡ/ noun [countable]  1 APMa performance by a musician or a group of musicians playing modern popular music or jazz, or a performance by a comediando/play/have a gig The band are doing a gig in Sheffield on Nov 12.2 informal a job, especially one that does not last for a long time That's a nice gig if you can get it!3 informal a gigabyte
Examples from the Corpus
gigThey are doing about 30 gigs on their European tour.Tom's band has a gig at the Blues Bar next week.We have a gig in L.A. on Thursday.Bored perhaps, they decided to reunite, doing gigs on their own at first.Working for a TV show is a pretty good gig.Charman, who decided to stay put, began logging gigs in a tour diary.Stuff he's into: Skateboarding, hip-hop and rock music, gigs, clubbing.It isn't a perfect gig, but there's a fair buzz.It's a real gig but it isn't.I had crossed paths with Brian for the previous decade as we played solo gigs around the Valley.So I cancelled the gig and they got the piano that was the right size and the gig was back on.do/play/have a gigYou can't beat playing a gig, you get such a buzz off it.Some bands think that just playing gigs will be enough to attract a following.I had got totally pissed and had to do a gig that night.Soon after Ling left, Gish was invited to return, though only to play gigs.The only problem is, one of them's still only thirteen and has to get time off school to play gigs.The incident happened in Pittsburgh where the band were playing a gig.