glam rock

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glam rock
 
n
a style of rock music of the early 1970s, characterized by the glittery flamboyance and androgynous image of its performers

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Main Entry:  glam rock
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a style of rock music featuring male performers in very elaborate makeup and clothing; also called glitter rock
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glam rock

musical movement that began in Britain in the early 1970s and celebrated the spectacle of the rock star and concert. Often dappled with glitter, male musicians took the stage in women's makeup and clothing, adopted theatrical personas, and mounted glamorous musical productions frequently characterized by space-age futurism.

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