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hard rock



  1. the original form of rock-'n'-roll, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat.



[ hahrd-rok ]


  1. (loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining hard-rock mining and geology hard-rock geology.

hard rock


  1. music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
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  • hard rocker noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hard rock1

First recorded in 1965–70

Origin of hard rock2

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

Both acts relied heavily on radio airplay, back then a vital connective tissue between hard rock bands and their audiences.

In general, lithium is produced either via hard rock mining or by extracting the mineral from brine deposits.

The word representation is convenient for lots of reasons, particularly as a shorthand for the path we need to cut—sometimes seemingly through Mount Rushmore-hard rock—in order for our art forms to change and grow.

From Time

Now, lithium is in high demand, used in everything from smartphones to electric vehicle batteries, and harvesting it from hot springs is much more environmentally friendly than mining the element from hard rock.

From Ozy

The tough thermoplastic shell on the 12-ounce Petzl Boreo Caving helmet will protect the top and sides of your noggin from bumps against hard rock walls.

“How old is”—Ryan likes to play up his age by talking about his hard-rock music tastes.

It appears that two days into their 3-day Hard Rock Calling Festival, they were unwilling to risk sanction by over-running.

This fracturing was kicked off by an all-out gender war as anti-feminist young men started aggressively reconquering hard rock.

Crist decided instead to attend a party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

In the Dominion it is invariably obtained from hard rock somewhat difficult to work.

But in this instance, that which the author calls in another passage of his work, the vis Lucilii, fell upon the hard rock.

It seems but a step from smoothing a bone to polishing the edge of an axe, if not of too hard rock.

The summits of the beacons were platforms of very hard rock, baked by the volcanic overflow.

Where the hard rock has been worn down into hollows, the falling tide leaves a pool of still, clear water.





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