rock and roll

rock-and-roll

[rok-uhn-rohl]
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rock-'n'-roll

[rok-uhn-rohl]
noun
1.
a style of popular music that derives in part from blues and folk music and is marked by a heavily accented beat and a simple, repetitive phrase structure.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to this music.
verb (used without object)
3.
to dance to or play rock-'n'-roll.
Also, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll.


Origin:
1950–55; contraction of phrase rock and roll; see rock2

rock-'n'-roller, noun
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rock and roll or rock'n'roll
 
n
1.  a.  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
 b.  (as modifier): the rock-and-roll era
2.  dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat
 
vb
3.  (intr) to perform this dance
 
rock'n'roll or rock'n'roll
 
n
 
vb
 
rock and roller or rock'n'roll
 
n
 
rock'n'roller or rock'n'roll
 
n

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