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

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM hard rock

hard rocker, noun

Other definitions for hard rock (2 of 2)

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
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British Dictionary definitions for hard rock (1 of 2)

hardrock
/ (ˈhɑːdˌrɒk) Canadian /

adjective
(of mining) concerned with extracting minerals other than coal, usually from solid rock
noun
slang a tough uncompromising man

British Dictionary definitions for hard rock (2 of 2)

hard rock

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