the style of vocalized Jamaican popular music that succeeded ska and preceded reggae in the 1960s, influenced by American soul music and having a more upbeat tempo with emphasis on electric bass and guitar rather than on horns.
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How to use rock steady in a sentence
From 1972, the Soul Train Line Dance to Aretha Franklin's "rock steady"
Rock-steady the muzzle came down and covered the first indistinct brown bulk which entered the notch of the sights.Then I'll Come Back to You | Larry Evans
The old sea captain stood rock steady in the door, and at his shoulder was Carrots' rifle.Smugglers' Reef | John Blaine
They were trembling now, not rock-steady as when they held the musket on the balcony at La Granja.The Firebrand | S. R. Crockett
Carolyn reached out, brushed a windswept tuft of hair from above the rock-steady eyes that looked at her.Next Door, Next World | Robert Donald Locke
His eyes had a metallic glitter and his hand was rock-steady.Turnover Point | Alfred Coppel
British Dictionary definitions for rock steady
a type of slow Jamaican dance music of the 1960s
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