or rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll
verb (used without object)
Origin of rock-'n'-roll
Culture definitions for rock 'n' roll
rock 'n' roll
Popular music combining elements of blues (or rhythm and blues), gospel music, and country and western music, and known for its strong beat and urgent lyrics. Well-known early, pioneering rock 'n' roll artists or groups include Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, the Supremes, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley.