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

Definition for hardrock (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 hardrock (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 hardrock (2 of 2)

hard rock

noun

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