rock-and-roll

[rok-uh n-rohl]

noun


rock-'n'-roll

or rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll

[rok-uh n-rohl]

noun

a style of popular music that derives in part from blues and folk music and is marked by a heavily accented beat and a simple, repetitive phrase structure.

adjective

of or relating to this music.

verb (used without object)

to dance to or play rock-'n'-roll.

Origin of rock-'n'-roll

1950–55; contraction of phrase rock and roll; see rock2
Related formsrock-'n'-roll·er, noun
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Related Words for rock-and-roll

rock

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