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rock-and-roll

[rok-uh n-rohl] /ˈrɒk ənˈroʊl/
noun

rock-'n'-roll

[rok-uh n-rohl] /ˈrɒk ənˈroʊl/
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 relating to this music.
verb (used without object)
3.
to dance to or play rock-'n'-roll.
Also, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; contraction of phrase rock and roll; see rock2
Related forms
rock-'n'-roller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rock and roll

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
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Word Origin and History for rock and roll
n.

also rock 'n' roll, 1954 in reference to a specific style of popular music, from rock (v.2) + roll (v.). The verbal phrase had been a Black English euphemism for "sexual intercourse," used in popular dance music lyrics and song titles since at least the 1930s.

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