rock music

Definitions of rock music

n a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

rock, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll
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heavy metal, heavy metal music
loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
art rock, progressive rock
a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
acid rock, psychedelic rock
a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
punk, punk rock
rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
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popular music, popular music genre
any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

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