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Definitions and Synonyms of rock and roll | Another word for rock and roll | What is rock and roll?

Definition 1: a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rock and roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

Synonyms for rock and roll in the sense of this definition

(rock and roll is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

(... is a kind of rock and roll ) loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery

(... is a kind of rock and roll ) 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

(... is a kind of rock and roll ) a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience

(... is a kind of rock and roll ) rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

(rock and roll is the domain which ... is member of) a loud steady beat

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