rock 'n' roll


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rock 'n' roll

 (rŏk′ən-rōl′)
n. & v.
Variant of rock-and-roll.
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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
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