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rock and roll

noun
1.
  1. a type of pop music originating in the 1950s as a blend of rhythm and blues and country and western. It is generally based upon the twelve-bar blues, the first and third beats in each bar being heavily accented
  2. (as modifier): the rock-and-roll era
2.
dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat
verb
3.
(intransitive) to perform this dance
Derived Forms
rock and roller, rock'n'roller, noun

rock'n'roll

noun
1.
a variant spelling of rock and roll
Derived Forms
rock'n'roller, noun
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