or rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll
- 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.
- of or relating to this music.
- to dance to or play rock-'n'-roll.
Origin of rock-'n'-roll
1950–55; contraction of phrase rock and roll; see rock2
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