hard-rock

[ hahrd-rok ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌrɒk /

adjective

(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology).

Origin of hard-rock

First recorded in 1920–25

Definition for hard-rock (2 of 2)

hard rock

noun

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

Origin of hard rock

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM hard rock

hard rocker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hard-rock

hard rock

noun

music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
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