heavy metal


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heavy metal

n.
1. A metal with a specific gravity greater than about 5.0, especially one that is poisonous, such as lead or mercury.
2. Music Very loud, brash rock music, often with shouted, violent lyrics.

heavy metal

n
1. (Pop Music)
a. a type of rock music characterized by a strong beat and amplified instrumental effects, sometimes with violent or nihilistic lyrics
b. (as modifier): a heavy-metal band.
2. (Chemistry) a metal with a high specific gravity
3. (Military) military large guns or shot

heav′y met′al


n.
aggressive, highly amplified, often harsh rock music with a heavy beat.
[1970–75]
heav′y-met′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heavy metal - a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
2.heavy metal - loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - 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."
Translations
heavy metal

heavy metal

n (Mus) → heavy metal m inv
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Inextricably entangled in the mess to which he was clinging were numerous other landing hooks such as he had attached to the warrior's harness, and with one of these he sought to secure himself until the storm should abate sufficiently to permit him to climb to the deck, but even as he reached for one that swung near him the ship was caught in a renewed burst of the storm's fury, the thrashing cordage whipped and snapped to the lunging of the great craft and one of the heavy metal hooks, lashing through the air, struck the Jed of Gathol fair between the eyes.
The gipsy is a tough, active fellow, but not very skilful with his weapon, so that Joe's weight and strength tell in a minute; he is too heavy metal for him.
It was the figure of the wailer whom he had come to still, the figure of a young woman with a wooden skewer through the split septum of her nose, with a heavy metal ornament depending from her lower lip, which it had dragged down to hideous and repulsive deformity, with strange tattooing upon forehead, cheeks, and breasts, and a wonderful coiffure built up with mud and wire.
Heavy metal pollution in aquatic ecosystems has become an issue of global concern due to industrialization (Javed and Usmani, 2016).
Contamination of heavy metal in the region is a significant issue due to the health of the aquatic animals and in turn, health of seafood consumers, [2].
Correlation analysis revealed a relationship between heavy metal concentration in the grains and other plant parts of wheat.
Water contaminated with lead, mercury, or other heavy metals poses serious problems for not only our health but also for our environment.
With industrial progress environmental pollution due to toxic heavy metals is widely spreading.
Currently, bioremediation is being explored as an effective and technological solution to the problem brought about by heavy metal pollution.
Compared with respiration and dermal exposure, dietary intake is the most common method because diets are often large and complex and because of the varying heavy metal content in food (Grasmuck & Scholz, 2005; Jarup, 2003).
Ozzy and Black Sabbath are already rock royalty and recognition from the establishment doesn't enhance heavy metal - it would debase it.