[ rok-uhn-rohl ]
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  1. a variant of rock-'n'-roll.

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British Dictionary definitions for rock and roll

rock and roll

    • 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

    • (as modifier): the rock-and-roll era

  1. dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat

  1. (intr) to perform this dance

Derived forms of rock and roll

  • rock and roller or rock'n'roller, noun

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