rock music

Definitions of rock music
  1. noun
    a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    synonyms: 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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