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the original form of rock-'n'-roll, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of hard rock
First recorded in 1965–70
OTHER WORDS FROM hard rockhard rocker, noun
Definition for hard rock (2 of 2)
[ hahrd-rok ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌrɒk /
(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining ) and geology (hard-rock geology ).
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Origin of hard-rock
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for hard rock (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhɑːdˌrɒk) Canadian /
(of mining) concerned with extracting minerals other than coal, usually from solid rock
slang a tough uncompromising man
British Dictionary definitions for hard rock (2 of 2)
music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
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