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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.
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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
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aggressive, highly amplified, often harsh rock music with a heavy beat.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|2.||heavy metal - loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery|
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