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rock'n'roll

(ˈrɒk ənˈroʊl)
n.
1. rock 2 (def. 10).
v.i.
2. rock 2 (def. 4).
[1950–55]
rock′'n'roll′er, rock′-'n'-roll′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rock'n'roll - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950srock'n'roll - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
heavy metal music, heavy metal - loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
art rock, progressive rock - a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
acid rock, psychedelic rock - a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
punk rock, punk - rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
backbeat - a loud steady beat
Translations

rock'n'roll

[ˌrɒkənˈrəʊl] = rock and rollrock opera nopéra m rockrock pool nflaque f dans les rochersrock salt n (for cooking)gros sel mrock-solid rock solid [ˌrɒkˈsɒlɪd] adj
(= very hard) → complètement solidifié(e)
(= reliable) [defence, proof] → en béton
a man of rock-solid integrity → un homme d'une intégrité absolue
The firm is rock-solid financially → Financièrement, l'entreprise est solide comme un roc.rock star nrock star f
He's a rock star → C'est une rock star.rock-steady [ˌrɒkˈstɛdi] adj [hand, voice] → parfaitement assuré(e); [camera, gun] → parfaitement stable

rock3

(rok) noun
(also rock music) music or songs with a strong, heavy beat and usually a simple melody. She likes rock; (also adjective) a rock band.
ˌrock'n'ˈroll noun
(also ˌrock-and-ˈroll) a simpler, earlier form of rock music.
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