rock-and-roll


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rock-and-roll

or rock 'n' roll (rŏk′ən-rōl′)
n.
See rock2.
intr.v. rock-and-rolled, rock-and-roll·ing, rock-and-rolls or rock 'n' rolled or rock 'n' roll·ing or rock 'n' rolls
1. To dance to rock music.
2. Informal To start doing something; begin: It's 8:00 am, let's rock-and-roll, or we'll never finish on time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rock-and-roll - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950srock-and-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-and-roll

[ˌrɒkənˈrəʊl] ADJ a rock-and-roll band/singerun grupo/cantante de rocanrol or rock and roll
see also rock 2
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