the original form of rock-'n'-roll, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat.
Words nearby hard rock
Compare soft rock.
Origin of hard rock
First recorded in 1965–70
OTHER WORDS FROM hard rockhard rocker, noun
Definition for hardrock (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).
Compare soft-rock geology.
Origin of hard-rock
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for hardrock (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 hardrock (2 of 2)
music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
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