rocks and roll

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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