rock-and-roll

[ rok-uhn-rohl ]
/ ˈrɒk ənˈroʊl /

noun

a variant of rock-'n'-roll.

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British Dictionary definitions for rock-and-roll

rock and roll

rock'n'roll


noun

  1. a type of pop music originating in the 1950s as a blend of rhythm and blues and country and western. It is generally based upon the twelve-bar blues, the first and third beats in each bar being heavily accented
  2. (as modifier)the rock-and-roll era
dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat

verb

(intr) to perform this dance

Derived forms of rock and roll

rock and roller or rock'n'roller, noun
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