[ rok-uh-bil-ee ]
/ ˈrɒk əˌbɪl i /
a style of popular music combining the features of rock-'n'-roll and hillbilly music.
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Examples from the Web for rockabilly
The ambiance is almost asexual as rockabilly and Motown play in the background.
This unique combo of rockabilly seediness and (young) Frank Sinatra glamour, fit Johnny like a Pleather glove.
British Dictionary definitions for rockabilly
/ (ˈrɒkəˌbɪlɪ) /
- a fast, spare style of White rock music which originated in the mid-1950s in the US South
- (as modifier)a rockabilly number
Word Origin for rockabilly
C20: from rock (and roll) + (hill) billy
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Word Origin and History for rockabilly
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