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hard rock

n.
A style of rock music characterized by a harsh, amplified sound and loud, distorted electric guitars.
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hard rock

n
(Music, other) music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
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hard′ rock′


n.
rock music dependent on a driving beat and amplified sound.
[1965–70]
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Nothing can be more curious than to see the channels and aqueducts that nature has formed in this hard rock, so exact and of such admirable contrivance, that they seem to be the work of men.
The dusk fell as suddenly as the natives had warned them, the hollows of the mountain on either side filling up with darkness and the path becoming so dim that it was surprising to hear the donkeys' hooves still striking on hard rock. Silence fell upon one, and then upon another, until they were all silent, their minds spilling out into the deep blue air.
But for a tree to become GREAT, it seeketh to twine hard roots around hard rocks!
It is good to wander along lines of sea-coast, when formed of moderately hard rocks, and mark the process of degradation.
I would placard it on the walls of prisons and palaces, carve it on hard rocks, hang it out in letters of fire on that empty sky for a sign of hope and terror--a portent of the end.
The world's first ever Guitar Hotel will boast no fewer than 638 rooms; the neighbouring Hard Rock Tower will feature 465 newly renovated guestrooms; and there'll be another 168 rooms in seven-storey sister Oasis Tower.
The world's first ever Guitar Hotel will boast no fewer than 638 rooms; the neighbouring Hard Rock Tower will feature 465 newly-renovated guestrooms; and there'll be another 168 rooms in seven-storey sister Oasis Tower.
Release date- 13082019 - Parade Organizers announced today legendary multi-platinum superstar, Bret Michaels, as the Grand Marshal of the 48th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec.
A premises licence has been submitted by Hard Rock to Newcastle City Council for part of the ground floor of the Grade I-listed building.
Hard Rock is opening its first guitar shaped hotel in Hollywood, Florida and is an expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casinos located in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida.
Since 1971 when it was founded at a Rolls Royce dealership in London by two young Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, the launch of every Hard Rock Cafe anywhere in the world is much-awaited.